We provide agricultural workers and their families with affordable health care, education assistance, and job training.

Kentucky Farmworker Programs, Inc. (KFP) is a multistate nonprofit, 501c3 organization that serves agricultural workers and their families who are experiencing lower socioeconomic statuses and need access to more resources.

KFP is funded through the United States Department of Labor. Funding provided through this program supports the response to chronic seasonal unemployment and underemployment experienced by agricultural workers, by offering educational assistance, short-term certification programs, job training, and/or career placements.  The program helps farmworkers cover costs related to career and training programs such as; tuition, books, tools/equipment, or provides a stipend for class attendance.

Farmworkers generally go from making less than 150% of the federal poverty level to making a livable wage after exiting the program.

  • Assessment: Participants and employers may contact us for a consultation. A representative will assess needs and review resources with each client.
  • Referrals & Placement: Kentucky Farmworker Programs, Inc. partners with participants and employers to facilitate referrals and direct job placement.
  • Supportive Services: Social and financial support service referrals are available to participants and participant family members.
  • Classroom Training: A technical school, a trade school, or other state approved training program. Assistance includes a wage stipend up to forty hours per week, unless the participant is receiving public assistance or unemployment insurance.
  • Work Experience: An opportunity for participants who need to become accustomed to basic work requirements. It promotes the development of good work habits and basic work skills at the work site. KFP pays the trainee’s wage & workmen’s comp for the training period.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered eligible for services through our program you must meet the following requirements.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must qualify as a low-income individual or family at the time of application.
  • Must have been an eligible farmworker during any consecutive 12-month period within the most recent 24-month period prior to application
  • Dependents or spouses may also apply under the eligible farmworker
  • Any 18+ male applicants must have registered for the Selective Service in accordance with Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act

The Kentucky Farmworker Program, Inc. is currently authorized under section 167 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and is a required partner of the local One-Stop delivery system.

Information for Employers

Kentucky Farmworker Programs, Inc. (KFP) work directly with employers and connect them to our participants. There are multiple partnership opportunities available for employers including, but not limited to, On-The-Job Training, Work Experiences,  Apprenticeships, or Referrals If employers have farmworkers that qualify for the program, they can collaborate with KFP to upskill their employees where KFP can assist the individual with access to additional training programs.

Reach out to KFP today to discuss options to help your business achieve success.

Emerly Smith

Recent CDL training graduates who received assistance from the Kentucky Farm Workers program.