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


Web DesignDonna Decaille


Panel Moderator: Ambassador Andrew Young Jr.

Featured Musicians
Jock Webb Sr.  & Clarence Davis

Meet A Few Panelist

Wenceslaus & Angie Provost

Provost Farms LLC.

New Iberia, LA

Angie and her husband Wenceslaus will be featured panelists at the Exhibit.


Black sugarcane farmers were once large economic forces in south Louisiana--they are landowners, entrepreneurs, and hard workers.

Similar to what is portrayed on OWN's "Queen Sugar" television series, African American cane farmers have become nearly extinct.

The Provost family — some of the very last black sugarcane farmers in the United States — has experienced many of these same problems as illustrated on TV. They have raised sugarcane for over four generations, yet their once-vast farm has fallen victim to discriminatory loan servicing by unscrupulous lenders and unfair treatment by sugar mill executives.

A Photo Exhibition to educate on the contributions of black farmers, the importance of land, farming, food sovereignty, and farming that supports the planet.

The evening of the exhibit will include a reception with live blues and a resource panel of food activists, black farmers, and policy think tanks.


Carter Presidential Center | 453 Freedom Parkway

April 30, 2020 | 6:30pm-10pm

Cocktail Reception|Exhibit|Farm Panel|Live Blues

Atlanta Georgia

Washington, DC

Birmingham, Alabama

Chicago, Illinois


The Federation of Southern Cooperative, Land Assistance Fund (FSC/LAF) is a non-profit located in East Point, Georgia. The reason FSC/LAF’s existence since its founding in 1967 is to assist black farmers in the Deep South avoid land loss and to become or remain viable operations. Throughout our 52 year history, we have been active in advocacy work for minority and disadvantaged farmers and landowners. We provide technical assistance and support to farmers in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina.


Over the past years, we have been focused on social change through the building and development of rural communities in the South. We have many archived works of art, documents, and photos spanning over these many years. Land is one of the greatest and most valuable assets African American farmers possess. Black farmland ownership, which peaked in 1910 at 16 to 19 million acres, has decreased to less than 3 million acres today. The causes of underutilization and loss of rural black land are numerous and complex. The art expo will show the life and tell the story of many families that continues to be keepers of the land and food providers. We further want to educate a new generation on the contribution of these farmers, the importance of land ownership and the importance of farming, food sovereignty, and sustainable farming. The evening of the exhibit will include a reception with live blues and a resource panel of food activists, black farmers, and policy thinktanks.


Open  Bar 6:30-7:30

Cocktail Reception

Andrew Young Jr. became active in the civil rights movement, working with Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Entering politics, Young served in Congress, was the first African American ambassador to the United Nations and became mayor of Atlanta. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Proceeds benefit limited resource farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives


Charitable Foundation

These farmers are some of the best Blues musicians we know.  You are in for a treat!!