287 Madison Ave | Memphis, TN 38103

Sowing & Growing Our Future

For over a decade the Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association, Inc. has continued  to provide its members with  advocacy powered by knowledge and an integrated network of professionals.

BFAA members are equipped with the tools and resources that give black farmers, as well other minorities, a hope to “sow” and “grow” for future generations.

Who We Are 

Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association, Inc. (BFAA, Inc.) is a not­ for-profit, minority member-based advocacy association created for the specific purpose of responding to the issues and concerns of Black and minority farmers across the United States.

Historical Grassroots | Civil Rights Act of 1964

The foundational and continued mission of the Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association is a direct inheritance of legacy and accountability of our forefathers and those of the Civil Rights Movement, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as, race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The Act prohibited discrimination in public accommodations and federally funded programs.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the racial and social injustice of black farmers.

Black Wall Street International. “Martin Luther King: How White People Got Their Land and Wealth.” YouTube, uploaded by Black Wall Street International, 20 Aug. 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmv103saaEk.

Join BFAA Founder, Thomas Burrell for an informative time of enlightenment and understanding of Civics and how it relates to your rights and privileges as a black farmer.


Our Mission

It is our mission to advocate on the behalf of our members’ interests in the farming and agricultural industries.

ADVOCACY | Our Members Have a Voice

Since 1997 Mr. Burrell,  along with the administration/staff of the BFAA, has tirelessly advocated for BFAA members with integrity and a voice that is heard and respected.

Historically, the advocacy efforts of the BFAA, Inc. deliver a resolve that echoes from the Judiciary system to the dinner table of millions of homes across the U. S.

Our members trust that we understand their concerns, therefore we pursue social injustices and discriminatory racial issues against Black Farmers with all due diligence as a member-based advocacy association.

EDUCATION | Knowledge is Power

Empowering our members through education and development improves productivity and addresses the general day-to-day issues that affect their livelihood.

Understanding this not only in words but proven action, BFAA continues to expand its educational initiatives relevant to the farming and agricultural industries.

TOOLS & RESOURCES | Applied Knowledge is Powerful

Our member’s interests are a priority and the successful continuance of their legacies are our passion, therefore, we equip our members with effective tools and resources  for their continued success as black farmers.