Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF RALPH PAIGE

Mar 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Ralph Paige, the Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (LAF):

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude towards my good friend Ralph Paige for his decades of dedication to the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. Since it was founded in 1967, Ralph has spent a career assisting minorities succeed as farmers, interfacing with 1890 land grant institutions, providing technical assistance, as well as helping rural families purchase and keep the rights to their land and home. With his support, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/LAF has strengthened our communities and bolstered the economy of our great state. I know his presence as the Executive Director will be sorely missed, but the legacy he leaves behind will continue to serve the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/LAF well for years to come.”

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