Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns has appointed Iowa pork producer Glen Keppy as associate administrator for the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Keppy will oversee management of FSA farm and farm loan programs and commodity operations activities.

Keppy and his family have owned and operated a diversified crop and livestock operation in eastern Iowa for 34 years.

Keppy has served in numerous trade posts, including chairman of the National Pork Board’s Foreign Trade Commission and the board of directors of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.