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ALFDC/ALCDC Lines of Business

The Lines of Business for ALFDC

1. Community Economic Development

- Municipal and Rural Planning

- Rural Infrastructure Development

- Health Care

- Socioeconomic Equity


2. Public Policy and Advocacy

- Civil Rights Claims Assistance

- USDA Policy Advocacy

- Farm Bill Awareness Training


3. Housing

- Low Income Housing Tax Credits

- Real Estate Syndications

- HOME Owner Partnership Investment

- Home Buyer Education

- Credit Counseling


4. Property Management

- Acquisitions and Sales

- Rentals and Collections

- Maintenance and Repairs

- Tenet Organizing and Counseling



The Lines of Business for ALCDC

1. Community Development

- Youth Leadership Training

- Workforce Development

- Rural Community Development Initiatives

- HOME Ownership Partnership Investments


2. Food Systems

- New Market Development

- Food Safety Training

- Canneries, Farmers Markets and Food Hubs

- Regional Markets and Distribution Systems


3. Sustainable Agriculture

- Soil Conservation

- Soil Nutrient Management

- Renewable Energy

- Labor, social and Economic Equity


4. Outreach, Training and Technical

- Farm Management

- Risk Management Training and Education

- USDA Program Services

ALFDC PARTNERS: DEDICATED TO SUSTAINING RURAL COMMUNITIES

Farmers Markets

Arkansas Farmers Market http://www.arkansas

grown.org/Pages/default.aspx?farmersmarket=


New Orleans, LA Crescent City Market

http://www.crescentcity

farmersmarket.org/


Legal Assistance

Farmers Legal Action Group http://www.flaginc.org/


Monitor in Class Action Law Suit http://www.pigfordmonitor.org/



International/National/

State Agricultural

Advocacy Groups

Agricultural Missions http://www.agriculturalmissions.org/


Corporate Agriculture Research Project www.ea1.com/CARP/


Farm Aid www.farmaid.org/event/


The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy http://www.iatp.org/


Missouri Rural Crisis Center www.inmotionmagazine.com/staffra.html


National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture www.sustainableagriculture.net/index.htm


National Family Farm Coalition http://www.nffc.net/


Rural Coalition http://www.ruralco.org/


National Farmers Union http://www.nfu.org/


Citizens' Trade Campaign http://www.citizen.org/


Global Exchange http://www.globalexchange.org/


Rural Development Leadership Network http://www.ruraldevelopment.org/



Organic Agriculture

National Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org/

Organic Research Foundation http://www.ofrf.org/


Chamber of Commerce

Forrest City, AR http://www.forrestcitychamber.com/


Helena-West Helena http://www.phillipscountychamber.org/


Wynne, AR http://www.crosscountychamber.com/


Southern Regional Advocacy/Development/Research Organizations

Southern Regional Development Initiative http://www.srdi.org/


Sustainable Agriculture Organizations

Bioneers http://www.bioneers.org/


Rural Development Organization http://www.ruraldevelopment.org/



University Sources for Cooperatives

University of Wisconsin http://www.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin Land Tenure Center http://www.tcweb.ltc.wisc.edu/

University of Wisconsin Law School http://www.law.wisc.edu/


Cooperative Organizations

Alabama Farmers Cooperative http://www.alafarm.com/

Mississippi Association Center for Cooperatives Development http://www.mississippiassociation.coop/

National Cooperative Bank http://www.ncb.coop/

National Cooperative Business Association http://www.ncba.coop/

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives http://www.ncfc.org/

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association http://www.nreca.org/

National Rural Telecom Cooperative http://www.nrtc.org/

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) http://www.cuna.org/

World Council of Credit Unions http://www.woccu.org/


Chamber of Commerce

Forrest City, AR http://www.forrestcitychamber.com/

Helena-West Helena http://www.phillipscountychamber.org/

Wynne, AR http://www.crosscountychamber.com/


Government/University Agriculture Links

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) http://www.usda.gov/


USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) http://www.fsa.usda.gov/


USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) http://www.nass.usda.gov/


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service www.nrcs.usda.gov/


USDA Foreign Agriculture Service http://www.fas.usda.gov/


USDA Risk Management Agency http://www.rma.usda.gov/


USDA Rural Development Agency http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/


USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mr


USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach http://www.outreach.usda.gov/  

  

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) http://www.csrees.usda.gov/


USDA U.S. Forest Service http://www.fs.fed.us/


Southern Region Risk Management Education Center http://srrme.tamu.edu/


Digital Center for Risk Management Education http://www.agrisk.umn.edu/


Arkansas Forestry Commission http://forestry.arkansas.gov/Pages

/default.aspx


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission http://www.agfc.com/Pages/

default.aspx


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff http://www.uapb.edu/


Philander Smith College

  http://www.philander.edu/


Arkansas State University http://www.astate.edu/


University of Arkansas at Little Rock http://ualr.edu/                        


Minority Farm Registry

Link here for information about the regsitry and how to sign up: USDA Minority Farm Register



Self-Help Funding Opportunities

Presbyterian "Self-Development of People" http://www.pcusa.org/sdop



Funds/Resources

National Black United Fund http://www.nbuf.org/

Historical Black Colleges Fund http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5481

Migrant/Seasonal Farm Workers Program http://www.doleta.gov/msfw/

Arkansas Human Development Corporation http://arhdc.org/    



           Housing

Fannie Mae http://www.fanniemae.com/

Arkansas Department Finance Authority ADFA http://www.arkansas.gov/adfa/

ALFDC PARTNERS: DEDICATED TO SUSTAINING RURAL COMMUNITIES

Farming, Housing, and Rural Economic Development



Minority Farm Registry

Link here for information about the regsitry and how to sign up: USDA Minority Farm Register


National/InternationalAdvocacy Groups




Self-Help Funding Opportunities

Presbyterian "Self-Development of People" http://www.pcusa.org/sdop


Southern Regional Advocacy/Development/Research Organizations

Southern Regional Development Initiative http://www.srdi.org/


Sustainable Agriculture Organizations

Bioneers http://www.bioneers.org/

Rural Development Organization http://www.ruraldevelopment.org/