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ABOUT US

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund is a 55-year-old regional cooperative and rural economic development organization serving a membership of Black farmers, landowners, cooperatives, and other low-income rural people in the South with coop development, land retention, and advocacy.

The Federation was born out of the Civil Rights movement and exists to save Black-owned farms and land. 

 

We strive toward the development of self-supporting communities with programs that increase income and enhance other opportunities; and we strive to assist in land retention and development, especially for African Americans, but essentially for all family farmers. 

 

Our charter is held in Washington, DC, and we assist members in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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MEET THE TEAM
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Shirley Blakley

MISSISSIPPI

 

Vice-President

Daniel Bustamante

TEXAS

 

Treasurer

Carrie Fulghum

ALABAMA

 

Secretary

Satina James

GEORGIA

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Raymond Olds

FLORIDA

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF• ATLANTA, GA

Cornelius Blanding  Executive Director

Eboni Thomas  Executive Assistant

Dania Davy  Director Land Retention & Advocacy

Tandelyn Daniel  Director of Communications & Member Relations

Terence Courtney  Director  Co-op Development & Strategic Partnership

Chawnn Redden  Regional Marketing Coordinator

Gordon Drennan  Internal Auditor

Erika Shealey  Administrative Assistant

 

GEORGIA STATE OFFICE • ALBANY, GA

Cornelius Key  State Coordinator

Lisha Brown   Administrative Assistant

Tambra Griffin Co-op Development Specialist

Marquis Harris Outreach Specialist

RURAL TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER • EPES, AL

Freddie Davis III,  Director- RTRC

Ethel Giles, Outreach Specialist

Audrey Haskin, Program & Training Coordinator

Corey Bacon, Outreach Forester,

Darren Beachem, Outreach Specialist

Will Muhammad, Building & Grounds Manager

Angela Hines, Administrative Assistant

LOUISIANA STATE OFFICE

Bruce Harrell  Outreach Specialist

 

MISSISSIPPI STATE OFFICE • JACKSON, MS

Ben Burkett State Coordinator

Joe Barnes Outreach Specialist

Darnella Winston Co-op Development Specialist,

Raphael Dent Field Accountant

Lytanya Brown MS Agriculture Mediation Director

Maya Crooks  Outreach Specialist

SOUTH CAROLINA

Julius Fernandez Outreach Specialist

TEXAS

Cameryn Edwards Outreach Specialist

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