This week’s guest on Everything Co-op is Dr. Syler-Woods, Finance Director at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives


Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream on January 26, 10:30 am EST, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week, Vernon interviews Floran Syler-Woods, Ph.D, Director of Finance at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (Federation). Dr. Syler-Woods and Vernon will discuss the financial side of cooperatives.

In the capacity of Director of Finance Dr. Syler-Woods serves as the direct supervisor of the corporate accounting staff and indirect supervisor of all field accountants at the Federation. Prior to coming to the Federation Dr. Syler-Woods had an illustrious career either as a partner in public accounting firms, or director of finance in several organizations and firms.

Since 1967, the Federation has been successfully working to provide Black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives in the Southern region with cooperative development, land retention, and advocacy. The Federation is a member-owned and operated organization born out of the Civil Rights Movement to do the unique work of empowering its membership of Black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives with racial and economic equity.

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