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A little
about us

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund is a 57-year-old cooperative association of Black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives founded by twenty-two cooperatives.

a one person thing

We envision sustainable rural communities supported by a network of family farmers, landowners, and cooperatives based on local control and ownership.

What we do

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Building Cooperatively-Owned Businesses

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Saving Black-Owned Land

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Educating Legislators & the General Public

Upcoming Event

Event questions?

Contact or call our events team | 1-888-508-3310

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/LAF
American University
Create Toolkit
to Promote Racial Justice in US Farm Bill

Pointing the Farm Bill Toward Racial Justice
was developed for farmers, policy advocates, journalists, students, and landowners

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Family farmers and rural communities tend to suffer disproportionately in times of disaster and economic hardship. Rural communities have less developed infrastructure, greater distance between people and services, and fewer resources. The greatest needs in times of peril are the need for food water and shelter. Farmers, cooperatives, rural communities, and community-based organizations are there to assist and should be recognized as first responders to meet these needs.

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