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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50th Anniversary in 2017!

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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

October 2016

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

VIDEO

For Cooperative Development Assistance
with Low-Income Entrepreneurs

August- September 2016

Fededation/LAF Signs
"Memorandum of Understanding"
with USDA on Agroforestry


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

VIDEO
Cornelius Blanding, Federation/LAF

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Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary

VIDEO
Tony Tooke, Regional Forester

VIDEO
Susan Stein, Nat'l Agroforestry Director

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James Tillman, NRCS Regional Conservationist

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

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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