Zach Ducheneaux

John Liu

Zach Ducheneaux was appointed Administrator for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) on February 22, 2021. In this role, Ducheneaux provides leadership and direction on agricultural policy, including the administration of FSA’s farm loan, conservation, commodity, disaster, and farm marketing programs, through a national network of offices.

Before joining the Biden-Harris Administration at USDA, Ducheneaux previously served as the Executive Director of the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC). He served the IAC in other roles starting in the 1990s. He has also previously served as tribal council representative for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He has spent his career educating people about the critical role of improved food systems and value-added agriculture, all through the lens of finding ways to address enduring economic and social challenges facing Native Americans and reservations.

Ducheneaux continues to serve on the board of directors for Project H3LP!, a nonprofit founded by his family to benefit their local community by providing life lessons through horsemanship. His family still operates the 4th generation ranch on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

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A Conversation with Your Administrator About Filling the Gaps

An open conversation about the broad ranging work of the Biden-Harris Administration under the leadership of Secretary Vilsack, to more equitably serve all producers across all divisions and programs at the Farm Service Agency.