Federation of Southern Cooperatives
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives has been selected as a 2023 Impact Media Awardee for their video campaign, Farmers As First Responders. This campaign shares the unjust reality that family farmers and rural communities suffer disproportionately in times of disaster and economic hardship. By working with community-based organizations such as The Federation and its member cooperatives, farmers have the capacity to organize, coordinate and monitor these efforts via established partnerships. Founded in 1967, the Federation serves as a catalyst for the development of self-supporting communities through cooperative economic development, land retention, and advocacy. They envision sustainable rural communities supported by a network of family farmers, landowners, and cooperatives based on local control and ownership. Please view the documentary short featured in the video campaign and publications.