Kansas Black Farmers Association
The Kansas Black Farmers Association (KBFA) was founded in 1999 by farmers of Nicodemus Kansas for mutual support and cooperative agricultural market development. Nicodemus, located in northwest Kansas is the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Today Nicodemus, a National Historic Site since 1996, represents the unique and valuable legacy of Black homesteaders' determination and ability to sustain themselves in spite of all the economic, environmental, social and political odds.
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