Developing a Historical Community-Based Wheat Milling Cooperative

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $83,965.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Federal Funds: $50,603.00
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:
Edgar Hicks
Kansas Black Farmers Assoc.


  • Agronomic: corn, millet, sorghum (milo), soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, wildlife
  • Pest Management: precision herbicide use
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks, social psychological indicators, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.