Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

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ALABAMA
  Alabama A&M University
  Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
  Auburn University
  Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
  Tuscaloosa Community Supported Agriculture Project
  Tuskegee University

Program Description
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (FSC/LAF) is a resource and advocacy organization involving 25,000 lowincome rural families, organized into 100 cooperatives, credit unions and community-based economic development groups across the South. Organized in 1967, the Federation has a quarter of a century of direct, cuttingedge experience working with rural poor people who are trying to help themselves end the cycle of poverty. Members learn to implement sustainable farming practices, develop locally controlled businesses and to participate in cooperatives. The Federation also has an 850-acre Rural Training and Research Center located in Epes, Alabama. The Federation works with a number of organizations to help secure humane, inclusive and accessible rural development policies for all rural people and communities.

Contacts
Ralph Paige
Phone: (404) 765-0991 Fax: (404) 765-9178
Email: fsc@mindspring.com

John Zippert
Phone: (205) 652-9676
Fax: (205) 652-9678
Email: fscepes@mindspring.com
Shirley Sherrod
Phone: (229) 432-5799
Fax: (229) 439-0894
Email: fscalbany@mindspring.com

Leon Crump
Phone: (803) 667-6383
Fax: (803) 669-6598
Email: fscsc@mindspring.com

Jerry Pennick
Phone: (404) 765-0991
Fax: (404) 765-9178
Email: lafund@mindspring.com

Ben Burkett
Phone: (601) 354-2750
Fax: (601) 354-2777
Email: fscmiss@mindspring.com