Monica Armster Rainge

Director, Land Retention and Advocacy
Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

Monica Armster Rainge is an agricultural lawyer and mediator. She serves as the Director of Land Retention and Advocacy for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund in East Point, Georgia. She leads the development and management of high quality outreach and technical assistance programs that support regional land retention and advocacy initiatives for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. She also directs the Federation’s Regional Heirs Property and Mediation Center which provides U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certified mediation services in Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Monica holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. She earned a master’s degree in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law’s Graduate Program in Agricultural Law.

Monica serves as an executive board member and treasurer of the National Family Farm Coalition and serves on the boards of the Southern Rural Development Center and Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG).