By Brandon Moseley

President Joseph R. Biden appointed Clifton L. Warren to serve as Alabama State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Clifton L. Warren Jr. brings a combined total of over 25 years of experience and service to the government, the majority with the FSA.

Warren began his career with FSA in 1999 as a temporary program technician in the Greene/Sumter FSA Office. He became a County Operations Trainee with FSA in 2000 and went on to serve in this capacity in conjunction with being a Program Technician from 2001 to 2004.  He later served as County Operations Reviewer where he was responsible for the reviews of over 46 USDA Service Centers in Alabama and other states on an annual basis on all aspects of farm programs. Warren has also served as County Executive Director for Hale, Perry, and Bibb Counties and as District Director for 13 FSA county offices providing oversight, program advice, training and guidance to county committees and service center staffs on commodity programs and farm loan programs.

Warren is a native of Greene County, where he grew up on a small family farm where they raised hogs and grew corn and other vegetables. He served in the U.S. Army from 1990 to 1993, including service during the Persian Gulf War. Following the war, Warren attended DeVry University in Atlanta, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in management with a concentration in human resource management and project management. Warren and his wife Bernice live in Tuscaloosa County.

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) praised the appointment.

“I am excited that President Biden has appointed Clifton Warren to serve as Alabama State Executive Director of USDA Farm Service Agency,” Sewell said. “As the current Director of the Hale County FSA office, Mr. Warren has over 20 years of experience with the Farm Service Agency and brings a unique mix of agricultural, academic, military, and civilian administrative experience to the position.”