Doris Washington was named the state executive director for the federal Farm Service Agency in Arkansas. The appointment was made by President Joe Biden.
FSA state executive directors oversee Farm Service Agency operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. Each state executive director works with a state committee to administer FSA programs and county office operations and develops and stakeholder relationships with customers and other agencies and governments.
Washington joins the Farm Service Agency with 33 years of experience managing governmental and public affairs initiatives designed to impact environmental protection, education, economic development and agriculture.
Most recently, she was the director of the National Water Management Center at the Natural Resources Conservation Service within USDA. In that role, Washington directed operations, served as an advisor, and oversaw a $2.2 million budget.
Under her guidance the National Water Management Center successfully planned and implemented an analysis of watershed environmental projects including the emergency & disaster programs.
She holds degrees from the University of Arkansas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy.