KBFA has a long history of working with underserved producers. Founded in 1999 in Nicodemus, Kansas – the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War – the organization aims to preserve the Kansas minority farmer legacy through education, promotion of the agricultural lifestyle, and collective niche product development. Currently, the organization trains new farmers, youth, women, and veteran farmers. KBFA is a national voice in the grassroots effort to support BIPOC farmers.
The mission of the Kansas Black Farmers Association is to preserve the Kansas minority farmer legacy through education, promotion of the agricultural lifestyle and collective niche product development.
Goal 1. Build and strengthen KBFA into a sustainable organization
Goal 2. Promote and fortify the Nicodemus farming legacy
Goal 3. Provide and develop youth education
Goal 4. Promote KBFA through outreach activities
Goal 5. Develop products and marketing strategies
Nicodemus Kansas is the oldest all African American town west of the Mississippi River from the reconstruction period of the 1870s. Nicodemus was founded by five men, one of which was a white land surveyor W. R. Hill. Mr. Hill went on to start his own town, which became the Graham County seat: Hill City. Nicodemus was named a National Park in 1996 by President Bill Clinton!
Meet The Team
Executive Director and President Named to the 400 Commission of History as the Kansas Representative
2501 Grant Director
2501 Grant Marketing and Technical Assistant Coordinator
2501 Grant Youth and Veteran Coordinator
COVID 19 Grant - PCR Site Coordinator
Board of Directors
KBFA has a five member board. The board is led by the board President.
Founding Member and President of the KBFA Board of Directors