KBFA Awarded Covid-19 and Vaccination Awareness GRANT!
Kansas Black Farmers Association
The Kansas Black Farmers Association a 501 c 3 IRS-Certified Charitable Organization, (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 despite all the economic, environmental, social, and political odds.
Preserving Black land ownership, the farming legacy, and creating a sustainable future
KBFA Founder/Legend & Icon Veryl Switzer, Sr. has passed away at 89!
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
April 9, 2021 Meeting
Sunflower Journey's PBS Documentary - Nicodemus Agriculture Camp!
Growing New Farmers
Attendees at the Kansas Black Farmers Association meeting on Jan. 25,2019. Clockwise: Rep. Gail Finney (D); Rev. Bobby Love, Sr. Chairman KAAAC; Rep. Willie Dove (R); JohnElla Holmes, ED/President KBFA; Kenya Cox, Director KAACA and President KS NAACP; and Legend and KBFA Founder Veryl Switzer, Sr.