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Update August 11, 2016

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ABOUT COOPERATIVES

Co-ops are the best people development
institutions you can have....

Ray Marshall 1992

ARTICLES ON COOPERATIVES

Impact of Cooperatives on the
United States Economy


How Successful Cooperative Economic Models Can
Work Wonderfully


Early History of Cooperatives
in
Black America
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How to Start a Cooperative and
Cooperative Marketing


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VIDEO

Federation History
Hearing from Wendell Paris
Federation (2009)

2015 Annual Report
Click
here for the 2015 Annual Report

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News

Melbah Smith: In The News

VIDEO

A Road Up:
Rural roots led to Melbah Smith’s
life-long devotion to co-ops


(Rural Cooperatives: June 2016)

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Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph.D.

VIDEO

Inducted into the
2016 Hall of Fame Ceremony

May 4th, 2016

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Executive Director Cornelius Blanding speaking at White House Panel - February 2016 (2nd from rgt)

VIDEO
.2016 Agricultural Outlook Forum:
How Land Tenure & Transition Can
Transform the Rural Economy


ON-GOING ISSUES

2012 Census of Agriculture Information
2017 Agriculture Census Upcoming
Farmers should sign up for census forms

Black Farmer Census Information in the
following states:

Alabama
Georgia
Mississippi
South Carolina

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Additional Ongoing Issues

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Click here for highlights of the 49th Annual Meeting
& click here for the
Registration Form

See Below Events from the
48th Annual Meeting


Click here for information about the Estelle Witherspoon Award Dinner

Honoring Renowned
Civil Rights Veterans

David Dennis, Sr.
Bob Moses
Hollis Watkins Muhammad

VIDEO

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CORNELIUS BLANDING
His first address as
Executive Director
of the Federation/LAF

48th Anniversary in
Epes, Alabama

August 15, 2015




Click here for a transcript and above for the video.

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