We are planning a great celebration of our work, memories, and progress in the development of the Federation, as the foremost organization serving Black farmers, landowners, co-op members, and low-income people in rural communities across the Southern Region.
We are pleased to announce we have secured a discounted rate of $165 per night
Room rate closes on August 10th at NOON.
The room block dates are in effect August 16th- 18th.
**The typical nightly hotel rate starts at $219 per night.
**The nightly parking rate is $18 (parking deck) -$25.50 (valet)
**There is a $60-80 incidental fee/night that each guest is responsible for providing a credit card to cover these mandatory charges. Only certain meals are covered during the event.
On Thursday, August 17, 2023, we will be holding the 22ndst annual Estelle Witherspoon Lifetime Achievement Award Banquet at the SHERATON in Birmingham, Alabama.
Achievement Award Ceremony
On Friday, August 18, 2023, at the Federation’s Rural Training Center, near Epes, Alabama, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM there will be a panel of USDA agency leaders and specialists to present information on the latest developments in USDA programs that support family-sized farmers. There will also be a discussion of plans for improving farm policies, land retention, and conservation practices.
On Saturday, August 19, 2023, we will begin with a Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 AM.
That is followed by our
Members Only Business Meeting including reports from the Board of Directors, the Executive Director; and a meeting of our state caucuses of cooperatives.
FSC/LAF Cooperative Members Voting during the Annual Meeting
(Saturday Business Meeting)