Welcome to the Kansas Black Farmers Association Resource Hub

At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to preserving the rich legacy of minority farmers in Kansas. We believe that education, promotion of the agricultural lifestyle, and collaborative niche product development are key to the success of our community. With this vision in mind, we are proud to introduce the Kansas Black Farmers Association Resource Hub.

Empowering Farmers for Success

Our resource hub is a comprehensive platform designed to empower farmers with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to thrive. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or just starting your journey in agriculture, this hub is your go-to destination for success.

What You’ll Find Here

Current Programing

FFWR- Food and Farm Workers Relief Program – Check out our dedicated page and see if you qualify for this $600 aid! Click here to learn more

IRA22007 (DFAP) -Discrimination Fianncial Assistance Program – Visit our dedicated page to learn about this program and sign up for office hours to speak to a member of our staff to see if you qualify for financial assistance if you’ve been discriminated against for a loan by FSA

Click here to learn more

Current Community Resources and Programming

Kansas Local Food Producer/ Farmers Market vendor workshops

Olathe, KS- Feb 9

Hutchison KS- Feb 10

Parsons KS- Feb 23

Hays KS- Mar 1

$20/person, which includes lunch and free scale certification: Registration and more information: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/kansaslocalfoods/get-involved/workshops.html

Spanish interpretation and live-streaming ($5) will be available from the Olathe workshop.  Covers regulations, marketing and business best practices, incentive programs, and more.

Missouri Selling at the Farmers Market webinar series

Feb 12-16, 2024

12pm -1 each day

$10 for all sessions. Registration and more information:  https://extension.missouri.edu/events/selling-at-the-farmers-market.  Covers regulations, marketing and business best practices, incentive programs, and more.

Food Business Conference

March 7-8, 2024

Independence, MO

Free! Registration and more information:   https://www.foodbizcon.com/  Covers the business side of having a food business. 

FSMA Produce Safety Grower Training- will receive a certificate if you attend all of this 8 hour training. Free for attendees from KS and MO. Registration and more information available from: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/ or listed below

GAPS Food Safety Plan Workshop- if you are interested in getting GAP certified or in improving your produce safety record keeping, this training will help you get started. $5/person. Registration and more information: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/

Morel Mushroom Identification certification training learn how to tell the difference between morels that are safe to sell and eat and poisonous mushrooms. $5/person.  Registration and more information: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/


Check Out the Calendar

Podcast Episodes

Stay informed and inspired with the latest podcast episodes featuring industry experts, success stories, and valuable insights into modern farming practices. Learn from those who have walked the path to success

Watch our latest episode now!

Catch up on all our past episodes

Excel Templates:

Streamline your farm management and financial planning with our downloadable Excel templates. These tools will help you track expenses, analyze yields, and make data-driven decisions for a more prosperous future.


Coming Soon!

Educational Resources:

Access a wealth of educational materials, including articles, guides, and videos, covering a wide range of agricultural topics. Whether you’re interested in sustainable farming practices or marketing strategies, we’ve got you covered.


ERP- What is ERP2 and Should I apply

Oue Executive Director Dr. JohnElla Holmes walks you through what it is and how this could benfit you and your farm. Watch the informational video below

Grant Writing

Kerri Ebert, Coordinator of KKerri Ebert, Coordinator of Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Alternative Crops, and Kansas SARE Professional Development Program provides valuable information regarding “Grant Writing”.

Kansas Cooperative Council

Brandi Miller, President/CEO, of the Kansas Cooperative Council provides valuable information regarding the “Basics of Cooperatives”.

Shop Kansas Farms

Rick McNary of Shop Kansas Farms provides valuable information about “Expanding Farmer’s Direct-to-Consumer Businesses Through Shop Kansas Farms Services”.

Start Your Journey

Dive into our resource hub today and take the first step toward a brighter and more successful farming future. The Kansas Black Farmers Association is here to support you every step of the way.

Join us in preserving our heritage, promoting education, and cultivating success in the agricultural lifestyle.