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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

Cooperative Organizations

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


Mississippi Association Center for Cooperatives Development http://www.mississippi

association.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/



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/



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/



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/

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



National/International Advocacy Groups

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/


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/


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/




State Departments of Agriculture

Arkansas Agriculture Department

No. 1 Natural Resources Drive

Little Rock, AR 72205

501-225-1598 phone

501-225-3590 fax

http://aad.arkansas.gov/Pages/

default.aspx


Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries

Richard Beard Building

1445 Federal Drive

P.O. Box 3336

Montgomery, Alabama 36109-0336

334-240-7100 phone

334-240-7190 fax

http://www.agr.state.al.us/


Georgia Department of Agriculture

204 Agriculture Blvd.

19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Capitol Square

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

404-656-3600 phone

404-651-8206 fax

http://www.agr.state.ga.us/


Mississippi Department of Agriculture & Commission

121 North Jefferson Street

Jackson, MS 39201

601-359-1100 phone

601-354-7710 fax

www.mdac.state.ms.us


South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Wade Hampton Office Building

P.O. Box 11280

Columbia, SC 29211

803-734-2190 phone

803-734-2192 fax

www.scda.state.sc.us


Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Room 188, Capitol Annex

Frankfort, KY 40601

502-564-5126 phone

502-564-5016 fax

www.kyagr.com


Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

P.O. Box 631

Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0631

225-922-1234 phone

225-922-1253 fax

www.ldaf.state.la.us


Texas Department of Agriculture

P.O. Box 12847

Capitol Station

Austin, TX 78711

512-463-7476 phone

512-463-1104 fax

http://www.agr.state.tx.us/


North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Commission Services

P.O. Box 27648

Raleigh, NC 27611

919-733-7125 phone

919-733-1141 fax

www.ncagr.com


Missouri Department of Agriculture

P.O. Box 630

Jefferson City, MO 65102

573-751-3359 phone

573-751-1784 fax

http://www.mda.state.mo.us/


National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Washington Office

11561 5th Street, N.W., #1020

Washington, DC 20005

202-296-9680 phone

202-296-9686 fax

http://www.nasda.org/


YEA/EXCEL MENTORS


School Districts


Augusta School District http://www.greatschools.org/arkansas

/augusta/Augusta-School-District/


Barton-Lexa School District https://sites.google.com/a/blsd.grsc

.k12.ar.us/barton-lexa-school-district/Contact-Us


Brinkley School District http://www.brinkleyschools.com/


Clarendon School District http://170.211.211.208/lionsden/?page_id=17


Earle School District http://www.earle.crsc.k12.ar.us/


Palestine/Wheatley School District http://www.edline.net/pages/

Palestine-Wheatley_School_Dist


Kipp Public Charter School http://www.kipp.org/


Marianna School District http://lcsd1.grsc.k12.ar.us/


Marvell School District http://www.greatschools.org/

arkansas/marvell/Marvell-School-District/


Forrest City School District http://mustang.grsc.k12.ar.us/


West-Memphis School District http://www.west.grsc.k12.ar.us/


Wynne School District http://wynne.k12.ar.us/


Central High School, Helena-West Helena http://hwh.grsc.k12.ar.us/pages/

central%20page.html


Central High School, Little Rock http://lrcentralhigh.net/


Partners

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/


Farmers Markets

Arkansas Farmers Market http://www.arkansasgrown.org/Pages/default.aspx?farmersmarket=


New Orleans, LA Crescent City Market
http://www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org/


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/


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/

ALFDC PARTNERS: DEDICATED TO SUSTAINING RURAL COMMUNITIES

 

 

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Farming, Housing, and Rural Economic Development

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 ForestryCommission 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


National/InternationalAdvocacy Groups

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/


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/

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