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Outreach provides services to any population that might not otherwise have access to those services. A key component of outreach is that the group providing it is not stationary, but mobile; in other words, it involves meeting someone in need of an outreach service at the location where they are. 

Compared with traditional service providers, outreach services are provided closer to where people may reside, efforts are very often voluntary, and have fewer, if any, enforceable obligations.


The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund ("the Federation") was recently awarded a multi-million dollar Climate-Smart Commodities project under USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities. The Federation serves as a designated USDA-Cooperator and will provide education, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved farmers who adopt certain climate-smart practices.

for Black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives in the Southern Region.



Heirs Property Relending Program Technical Assistance

The Federation offers heirs property technical assistance & outreach to assist with clearing title. Some of the services provided include:


  • title search

  • financial literacy

  • mediation


The application period closed on January 17, 2024. Applications are no longer being accepted; applications already submitted are under review.

To check the status of your application or cure information discrepancies contact:


Data from the 2022 Census of Agriculture is now available.


Watch our March 20, 2024, Federation Live! Knowledge Sharing Discussion with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) focused on sharing critical data on agriculture trends.


Policymakers and educators use ag census data to determine everything from disaster relief allocation to farm bill policy.


Braiding Seeds Fellowship, a project of Soul Fire Farm Institute in collaboration with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, honors the legacy of our ancestors who carried seeds in their braids across the Middle Passage by providing beginning farmers with resources, professional development, and mentorship to support their livelihood on land. 


The fellowship is an 18-month-long program for beginning BIPOC farmers and land stewards living in the following US states: ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, DC, MS, AL, LA, PA, WV, VT.


The ten selected fellows will receive $50,000 stipends as well as professional development, 1:1 mentorship, workshops, farm finance and business plan support, cohort gatherings, and individualized coaching.

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