Longtime FSA official Gould stepping down

    Jay H. Gould of rural Berne, who has been an agricultural advisor and spokesman in Adams County as a federal government employee, will retire soon after a career lasting longer than 40 years.
    He is currently head of the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Decatur, where a retirement party will be held on Tuesday, December 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That office is located at 975 S. 11th St.
    An announcement about the event says the FSA staff offers Gould "good luck and best wishes for his future."