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Agricultural Services

The joint agriculture administration of Hyrynsalmi, Paltamo, Puolanka, Ristijärvi and Suomussalmi, managed by the municipality of Puolanka, started operations on Jan 1, 2012.
In general communications, the name ‘Vaara-Kainuu Agricultural Services Unit’ can be used.

The agricultural services are a statutory agricultural industry authority. The core task is the administration of the agricultural subsidies.
The agricultural services are also responsible for the development of the rural areas, village matters, and reindeer husbandry.

Contact Data

Suomussalmi Municipality
Agricultural Services
Kauppakatu 20
89600 Suomussalmi
fax: +358 (0)8-615 555 31

Agricultural Secretary Ilmari Schepel
+358 (0)44 585 9680

Service Secretary Arja Tauriainen
+358 (0)440 341 255

Substitution Services for Farmers

The substitution services for farmers in the Suomussalmi municipality are administered by the municipality of Ristijärvi.
Reception hours in Suomussalmi every second Monday between 9.15 and 12.00.

Managing officer Kemppainen
tel +358 (0)8 615 54 343 and +358 (0)44 7159 358

For more information:

Ristijärvi Municipality

Mela Agent
Anita Kivijärvi, making of appointments, tel +358 (0)20 630 0676