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MEMBERSHIP

Join the Movement!

We Are Powerful Together

The Federation has been successfully working since 1967 to provide Black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives in the Southern region with land retention assistance, cooperative development assistance, and advocacy across the rural South.

The Federation's strengths are its structure and governance. We are a member-owned and operated organization born out of the Civil Rights Movement to do the unique work of empowering our members with racial and economic equity. Black farmer, landowner & cooperative ownership is a driving force behind all that we do. 

Join the Federation and stay informed about issues impacting you as a Black farmer, landowner, or coop. Also participate in education sessions related to USDA programs, forestry management, and heirs property. 

Membership dues support our mission-based work around cooperative development, land retention, and advocacy.

 

Our members are low and moderate-income families interested in self-help economic development activities like credit unions, housing, and worker cooperatives.

 

Individual membership and Individual lifetime membership applies to­ farmers, individual farmers, aspiring landowners, and landowners.

Black Farmers, Landowners & Coops Select Your Membership

  • Individual

    50$
    Every year
    Farmer or Landowner
     
    • Coop Development
    • Advocacy Institute
    • Member-Only Event Education Pricing (Free or Discounted)
    • Fundraising Support
    • Heirs Property Assistance (Mediation Guidance)
    • (1) Digital Membership Card + (1) Membership Card
    • Networking with Black farmers, Landowners & Coops
    • Technical Assistance: Forestry Management
    • Technical Assistance: Business Plan
    • Technical Assistance: Estate Planning
    • Dual State Association Membership (AL, GA, MS)
    • Regional Marketing Support
    • Receive Annual Federation Report, E-news & Mailings
  • Lifetime

    1000$
     
    Farmer or Landowner (1) Time Payment (avoid annual renewal)
     
    • Coop Development
    • Advocacy Institute
    • Member-Only Event Education Pricing (Free or Discounted)
    • Fundraising Support
    • Heirs Property Assistance (Mediation Guidance)
    • (1) Digital Membership Card + (1) Membership Card
    • Networking with Black Farmers, Landowners & Coops
    • Technical Assistance: Forestry Management
    • Technical Assistance: Business Plan
    • Technical Assistance: Estate Planning
    • Dual State Association Membership (AL, GA, MS)
    • Regional Marketing Support
    • Receive Annual Federation Report, E-news & Mailings
  • Cooperative

    300$
    Every year
    Group of Farmers, Landowners or Credit Unions
     
    • Coop Development
    • Advocacy Institute
    • Member-Only Event Education Pricing (Free or Discounted)
    • Fundraising Support
    • Heirs Property Assistance (Mediation Guidance)
    • (1) Digital Membership Card + (1) Membership Card
    • Networking with Black Farmers, Landowners & Coops
    • Technical Assistance: Forestry Management
    • Technical Assistance: Business Plan
    • Technical Assistance: Estate Planning
    • Dual State Association Membership (AL, GA, MS)
    • Regional Marketing Support
    • Receive Annual Federation Report, E-news & Mailings
    • Vote During Annual Meeting

*Please Note:

  • Coops are first listed as Associate Members until by-laws are approved.

  • Digital Membership Cards are emailed within 30 days of joining and your physical membership card is mailed out annually in October.

  • Renewals are annual, unless you join as a lifetime member.

The membership desk is specifically charged with maintaining contact with cooperative and individual members and serving as a focal point for their communications with the FSC/LAF. 

The membership desk assists with membership dues, renewals, assistance with joining, membership engagement, and events.

Please contact membership@federation.coop with any questions or if you need membership assistance.