The KKAC Organization was established with a partial purpose to educate minority youth on the business of agriculture, support academic excellence and interest in agricultural education, and expose them to a career in farming. Thus far, KKAC has conducted farm tours, given lectures, and given academic scholarships to minority youth.
Sowing seeds is currently in its second year of operation
A total of 44 students from the Arkansas Delta have been served by the program.
The program is offered free of cost to all participants. Each student will receive a stipend to cover transportation cost associated with participation.
Every student will be asked to commit to two (2) Wednesdays per month for virtual meetings and one (1) Saturday per month for in-person experiential learning. Each Wednesday meeting will last for one (1) hour, and each Saturday meeting will last for eight (8) hours.
Sowing Seeds run concurrent with the school calendar, starting in August and ending in May/June.
Students will gain a basic understanding of agriculture and farming as well as receive hands-on training in agribusiness, agri production, farm technology, horticulture, soil science, and much more.
Program graduates may be eligible from future paid internship opportunities with program partners.
Partners include the greenway equipment, company in Helena, AR, The University of Arkansas Lon Mann Cotton Research Nation, and so on and so forth - farms you visit, etc.
There are hundred of possible career paths, including engineer, lawyer, economist, and scientist, at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
The application period is currently open and can contact our office.