A conference sponsorship could really make a difference for black landowners!!

To Be a Conference Sponsor, Please Call 404-765-0991

A contribution of $5,000 will assist in providing scholarships to 10 limited resources farmers and landowners. Your sponsorship could make a major impact on black wealth!!

About Forward 2020!!!!


Are you an heirs property owner? Are you looking for a path forward that leads to opportunity, wealth creation, and asset building for your family's land?  You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn how to clear your title and create wealth-building opportunities on family land!

  • The nation's largest gathering of heirs property owners and passionate land retention practitioners from across the US.

  • Forward 2020 offers an opportunity to attend interactive master classes taught by experts and one-on-one meetings with resource professionals 

  • Workshop materials will help your family create an estate plan

Full Registration

Atlanta, Georgia December 4th - 6th, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Atlanta Airport

The Federation's history of using successful land retention strategies has focused on outreach, education, and technical assistance in resolving heirs property issues, estate planning, and developing alternative ownership models such as corporations, cooperatives, trusts, limited liability companies, and intra-family buy-outs. The Federation's Regional Heirs Property and Mediation Center works with 600 heirs annually across the Black Belt Region

Registration fee of $350 includes conference workbook, lunch for two days, professional coaching, and post-conference technical assistance on land issues.

The conference will offer Two Educational Tracks

Who Should Attend? 

  • Farmers and Landowners who have heirs property

  • USDA Agencies

  • CBO's and NGO's

  • Land Grant Universities and Cooperative Extension

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Leaders of Rural and Agriculture Focused Communities

  • Community and Economic Development Community

  • Local, State, and Federal Government staff/and or contractors

  • Financial Institutions

  • Faith Leaders

  • University Students/Researchers

Conference Hotel & Lodging 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport

4700 Southport Road

Atlanta, Georgia, 30337

The host hotel is sold out! 

Call and check availability at:

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millenium Center

2301 Sullivan Rd, College Park, GA 30337

Address: 2301 Sullivan Rd, College Park, GA 30337

Phone: (404) 766-0303


Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millenium Center – 

5 min walking  (0.3 mile)

via Southport Rd

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport

4700 Southport Rd, Atlanta, GA 30337


Head south toward Southport Rd

157 ft


Turn right onto Southport Rd

0.2 mi


Turn right

318 ft


At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit

66 ft

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millenium Center

2301 Sullivan Rd, College Park, GA 30337



An intense, two-day boot camp style experience for heirs property owners to kick start their efforts to resolve their heirs property issues and unlock their land's wealth-building potential.

Attendees can attend plenary sessions featuring interactive Master Classes taught by heirs property experts.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with resource professionals including attorneys, USDA agency representatives, lenders, genealogy experts, community development professionals, foresters, mediators, business development professionals from the hemp, solar, gas, and oil industries and more!

Attendees will receive a copy of the Forward: A Wealth Plan For My Land workbook

Technical support for up to one year and help with tracking progress



The highlight of Track 2 will be a comprehensive workshop on heirs property legislation and regulations in the 2018 Farm Bill

Train-the-trainer educational sessions and Master Classes to sharpen your skills as a practitioner and share peer-to-peer learning

Professionals will receive coaching on how to do conduct an heir property intake 

Resources experts will offer suggestions on conducting title searches and understantding legal documents

For more information on sponsorships or registration assistance, please contact us at 404-765-0991 or info@federation.coop 

Forward 2020: The National Heirs Property Conference

Atlanta, Georgia 

December 4th-6th, 2019

Administrative Office: 

2769 Church Street

East Point, Georgia, 30344 


​​Call us: (404) 765-0991

Fax us: (404) 765-9178

Rural Training & Research Center

Agro-Forestry Center/ Alabama State Association of Cooperatives

575 Federation Rd.

Gainesville, AL 35464

Send Mail: PO Box 95, Epes, AL 35460

Ph (205) 652-9676

Fax: (205) 652-9678

Georgia Field Office/ Georgia State Association of Cooperatives

624 W Oglethorpe Blvd.

Albany, GA 31701

Ph (229) 432-5799

Fax: (229) 439-0894

Mississippi Field Office/Mississippi State Association of Cooperatives

233 E. Hamilton St.

Jackson, MS 39202

Send Mail: PO Box 22786, Jackson, MS, 39225

Ph: (601) 944-0592

Fax: (601) 354 2777


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