Together We Stand
“I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me”
What We Offer
Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, based in Tillery, NC (www.bfaa-us.org) is a national, member-based grass roots organization established initally around fighting for black farmers who had been discriminated against by the US Department of Agriculture. The fight for justice continues for black farmers and all small producers worldwide.
To enable true progress, we have connected with people and experts in agribusiness all across the globe pursing a common vision. All this requires is time, investment and application of the gifts God has given to each of us. We are committed to our cause.
We aim to educate and train ranchers and farmers on the latest techniques of farming for economic improvement and self-independence while promoting and marketing their products and providing cultural fellowship.
- Job creation
- Capital infusion
- Training and human development
- Literature and reference information
BFAA seeks to enhance access to farm services for families in rural and urban America.
- Improving the viability and profitability of small and beginning farmers and ranchers
- Improving access to key programs for under-served communities and agricultural opportunities for farm workers globally
- Rural community-based economic development
- Affordable rural housing
- Farmers rights
- Fair trade policies
- Cooperative and credit union development
- Renewable energy strategies
- International exchange and information
- Environmental policy
The focus of our marketing program is:
- Production/marketing assessments
- Cooperative development
- Value added projects
- Rural/urban marketing
- Emerging market opportunities
- Media outreach
- Marketing material development
Institutional racism in the agricultural policies of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) – nicknamed “the last plantation” – is also to blame for the loss of Black land. Over the years, studies by the US Civil Rights Commission, as well as by the USDA itself, showed that the USDA actively discriminated against Black farmers. A 1964 Civil Rights Commission study showed that the agency unjustly denied Black farmers loans, disaster aid and representation on agricultural committees. (2)
The Land Assistance Fund Program has a three point focus:
- Legal Assistance
- Tax Sales
- Wills and Estate Planning
- Adverse Possession
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation
- Mineral Rights
- Financial Assistance
We assist in the development of Micro funding streams to better serve the unique financial operating needs of beginning, niche and the smallest of family farms operations.
Guiding Each One to Redeem One
Hebrews 8:11 – And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen, and everyone his brother, saying, “Know the Lord”, For all will know me, From the least to the greatest of them.
Empowering Florida Black Farmers and Agriculturalist to grow food, protect the environment, trade internationally and gain financial independence for themselves, their families and their communities.