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Update July 17, 2017

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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)

 

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

 

ABOUT BLACK FARMERS

VIDEO

Black Farmers:
Historical Studies and information
about the
Black Farmer Lawsuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50th Anniversary
August 17-19, 2017

VIDEO

2017: Our 50th Anniversary
You are cordially invited!!!

PLEASE REGISTER NOW!!!

This will include two events:

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August 17, 2017
“Estelle Witherspoon Award Dinner”
in Birmingham, Alabama

"CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW"
FOR THE "16TH AWARD DINNER"
&
Click HERE for details of the
"AWARD DINNER"

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And the
August 18-19, 2017
"50th Annual Meeting" at the
Rural Training & Research Center
in Epes, Alabama

"CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW"
FOR THE "50th ANNUAL MEETING"
&
Click HERE for details of the
"ANNUAL MEETING"

 


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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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News

July 2017

Federation/LAF Signs MOU with
USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Establishes Regional Heirs Property and Mediation Center

May 2017

Job Announcements
at the Federation

Adminstrative Assistant

Forestry Outreach Specialist

April 2017

VIDEO

"In the Field with Farmer Ben Burkett"

March 2017

Click here for video of the Federation's Urban Agriculture work in Birmingham, Alabama
"Heathy Food Options in the City"

John & Carol Zippert honored with induction
into "Co-op Hall of Fame"

Rainge Tapped to Lead 'Land Retention and Advocacy' for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/ Land Assistance Fund

January 2017

Kathy Ozer: A long time colleague and supporter
We mourn her passing

Position Announcement: Cooperative
Development Specialist in South Carolina

December 2016

Federation steps in to halt
Wendy Hills foreclosure

October 2016

Federation receives $185,000 from the
Small Business Administration (SBA)

For Cooperative
Development
Assistance
with Low-Income Entrepreneurs

VIDEO

August- September 2016

Federation/LAF Signs MOU with
USDA Forest Service, NRCS and
National Agroforestry Center

June 2016

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

(Rural Cooperatives: June 2016)

May 2016

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Ph.D.
Inducted into the
2016 Hall of Fame Ceremony

VIDEO

February 2016

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

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

 

 

 

 

 


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