Rural Training & Research Center Agro-Forestry Center
575 Federation Rd.
Gainesville, AL 35464
Send Mail: PO Box 95, Epes, AL 35460
Ph (205) 652-9676
Fax: (205) 652-9678
Mississippi Field Office
233 E. Hamilton St.
Jackson, MS 39202
Send Mail: PO Box 22786, Jackson, MS, 39225
Ph: (601) 944-0592
Fax: (601) 354 2777
The Federation is a non-profit cooperative association of black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives. We are organized by state associations with field offices serving a primary membership base in the Southern States. The majority of our farmers, landowners, cooperatives, and credit unions are in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Louisianna. Our Largest individual membership base is in South Carolina. Our largest co-op membership base is in the state of Mississippi.
Our field offices consist of a State Coordinator, Administrative staff and outreach specialists.
Federation Office Changes due to COVID-19
We are actively monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and are taking the health and safety of our staff, membership, and communities very seriously. The Federation's message to farmers and co-ops is to continue to be the anchors of your rural communities and protectors of our local food systems while being proactive and mindful of the COVID-19 safety recommendations.
We are restricting in-office traffic. Please call our office before stopping by as there may be other ways to meet your needs. Our field office staff are on limited farm visit capacity but we are able to assist many of your needs by telephone. All upcoming group classes, workshops, and scheduled events are on hold until further notice.
Our Members are Farmers, Landowners, Cooperatives and Supporters