The Farm Business Development Program was started by the Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas City.
"The business program acts as an incubator farm for 14 women. Once accepted into the program -- and after at least one year with a community garden plot -- the farmers receive a quarter-acre plot. For the first year, everything is paid for, including seeds, tools, water, and marketing. Rachel [From the CCNKC] even sets up two CSA members who pay to support the plot's crop. Gradually, the farmers take on more responsibility."