Ralph Paige Memorial Fund 
















The Ralph Paige Memorial Fund was initiated in support of the work that Mr. Paige was passionate about-Cooperative Development.  Mr. Paige made a significant contribution to the success of the Federation and an impact in the lives of many farm families in the rural south. The fund is managed by 

The Ralph Paige Memorial Fund will focus on developing cooperatives in the working class communities of color.  Specifically, the funds will go toward supporting the Federation’s cooperative development work by supporting outreach, education, regional gatherings, marketing, and communication services for these co-ops.  Read Mr. Paige's contribution to black farmers here


The Capital Campaign

The goal of the Federation’s Capital Campaign is to raise five million dollars to prepare for work and progress for the next century.  Within the campaign, we plan to specifically raise:


  • $2 Million Restoration and re-capitalization of the Federation’s ‘Forty Acres and a Mule Endowment Fund’.  In honor of Ralph Paige, a memorial fund is established under the Forty Acres and a Mule Endowment Fund. 

  • $1 Million   Renovate and  expand the Rural Training and Research Center in Epes, Alabam

  • $1 Million  New capital to be added to the Revolving Loan Fund

  • $1 Million  Basic program support, land retention strategies, debt repayment, and general support


      See the Capital Campaign Website






Building the dormatory in 1974 at the Rural Training & Research Center, Epes Alabama.  Our building is in desperate need of upkeep and updating

Black Farmer Caravan in 1992


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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