Linda Hodges Retires After 35 Years with FSA

by Abbey Gerveler

A Retirement celebration was held for Linda Hodges last Wednesday at the US Agricultural Department in New London, Missouri. Linda worked as a program technician for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for 35 years. Some of her duties included carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to program areas administered in Ralls County as well as explaining and interpreting procedures, program regulations, and forms.

“I loved working here,” said Hodges. When asked what she will miss most about working for the FSA, Hodges was quick to respond with “my farmers.”
“I’ve always said Ralls County farmers are the best. I love them, and I’m going to miss them. They’ve become family. Same with my coworkers. We’ve always called ourselves an FSA family, and that’s not just the County but the whole State and the United States. We are all very closely knit.

During retirement, Hodges plans to spend more time at home and travel. She will be taking a trip to Ireland next month to celebrate this milestone event in her life.
Hodges: “I’m going to miss everybody, but I’m ready for my next adventure.”