The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, provides national advocacy, outreach and technical assistance to limited resource and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers targeting minorities, women, veterans, youth and farmers with disabilities with a significant background in rural development. NBFA offices are located in Kenbridge, VA, and Henderson, NC.
Since its inception, the NBFA has been at the forefront of providing and promoting access to USDA programs and services. We have actively assisted in decreasing and reversing land losses and credit problems while improving the quality of economic life of farmers and ranchers across the United States.
We Grow Farmers project expands knowledge, technical assistance and resources for food production to include, not just staple foods, such as grains, but also fish, animals, forestry products, and horticulture. Secondly, we are creating a supply chain for agricultural products, from agricultural research, through production, processing, marketing, to consumption through business planning and marketing workshops. The project goal is increase the number of new and beginning farmers as well as provide a safety net encouraging farmers to move away from production for production sake to responding to market signals of quality, quantity, timeliness, and price. The project will reach 10,000 community members via mailings, social media and website advertisements. Six (1) day training conferences for farmers in North Carolina and Virginia.