41st Federation/LAF Annual Meeting

Rural Training & Research Center - Epes, Alabama

August 15-16, 2008


Annual Meeting crowd

Ben Burkett &
Woodrow Keown

Board Members,Daniel Bustamente,
Edward Cline& Shirley Blakely

Board members Edward Cline
& Woodrow Keown

Ralph Paige thanks the Inabinetts

Annual Meeting crowd

Georgia Cuacus

Georgia Caucus

George Paris

George Paris

Annual Meeting Awards

Annual Meeting Awards

Annual Meeting Awards

Annual Meeting Awards

Annual Meeting Awards

Annual Meeting Awards

Annual Meeting Awards

Melbah Smith acknowledged
for her service

Woodrow Keown acknowledged
for his service

Kitchen staff acknowledged

Kitchen staff acknowledged

Kitchen staff acknowledged

Leon Crump gives
South Carolina report

Leon Crump gives
South Carolina report

Mississippi Caucus

Mattie Mack

Melbah Smith & Woodrow Keown

Melbah Smith moderates
Women in Agriculture workshop

Women in Agriculture Workshop

Ralph Paige

Ralph Paige & student

John Zippert


John Zippert & Rose Sanders


Rose Sanders & John Zippert

Rose Sanders & John Zippert

Attorney Rose Sanders

Attorney Rose Sanders

Margot McKay (USDA Office of
Civil Rights) introduces USDA
Secretary Edward Schafer

Ralph Paige & Secretary Schafer

Secretary Schafer & Rose Sanders

Attorney Hank Sanders,
Ralph Paige & Secretary Schafer

Ralph Paige and Secretary Schafer


USDA's Rural Cooperative
Development Grant
check to the Federation for $200,000
with Director Pam Madzima (center)


Wendell Paris speaking
at Prayer Breakfast

Prayer Breakfast


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