Together We Stand

We are committed to sustainable farming and innovative agriculture practices which preserve the cultural and biological diversity, the ecological balance of the local environment. With a core focus on family, we offer direct and extended support in the following service areas:

  • Membership/Technical Assistance

  • Marketing and Logistics

  • Advocacy

  • Health & Wellness

  • Farm Funding Options/Micro-lending

  • New Farmers Support

  • Pop-Up Farmers Market

Technical Assistance

We aim to educate and train ranchers and farmers on the latest techniques of farming for eco­nomic improvement and self-independence all the while promoting and marketing their products and providing cultural fellowship.

  • Job creation

  • Capital infusion

  • Training and human development

Land Loss

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

  • Education

    • Tax sales

    • Wills and estate planning

    • Adverse possession

    • Eminent domain and condemnation

    • Mineral rights

  • Financial assistance

Advocacy

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 underserved 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

Youth Engagement

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.

Health and Wellness

We believe no family deserves to go hungry, and no food should end up in a landfill. This is why we hope to distribute fresh food across our great city for free. Your support will help us donate fresh fruits and vegetables from Florida’s farmers and putting it into the hands of the hundreds of low-income families in need of nutritious food.

Grant Support/Micro-Funding

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 farm operations.

Cooperative Marketing

The focus of our marketing program is:

  • Production/marketing assessments

  • Cooperative development

  • Value added projects

  • Rural/urban marketing

  • Emerging market opportunities

  • Disseminating information

  • Media outreach

  • Material development