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Kentucky Farmworker Program (KFP) is an employment and training program funded by the National Farmworker Jobs Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. KFP’s services are offered to people who are seeking work, and want to improve their work-related skills, or want greater financial stability that comes with a better job. Our program also provides assistance to employers who are looking for trained qualified employees.


KFP offers three types of training:

  • Classroom Training - Classroom Training offers the client a formalized setting for a skill acquisition. The classroom may be in a vocational-technical school, a trade school, or other state approved training program. The Classroom training includes a wage stipend up to forty hours per week, unless the participant is receiving public assistance or unemployment insurance.

  • On-the-Job Training - On-the-Job training may be offered to some employers when the cost of that training can be underwritten by KFP. A client receiving On-The-job Training is paid a wage by the employer who in turn is reimbursed up to 50%by KFP for the cost of that training. The reimbursement level is negotiated with each individual employer to meet their situation, and then there is a formal contract drawn. Included in the contractual agreement is the obligation on the part of the employer to hire the trainee upon successful completion of the training.

  • Work Experience - This option is especially useful to young clients or those who have not been participating in the public workforce for an extended period. This provides an opportunity to those 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 are:

  • You must be a United States citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.

  • You must have been employed in an agricultural job recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor within the past 24 months

  • More than 50% of your total income for the past 12 months or any consecutive 12-month period out of the past 24 months must be earned from farm work.

  • Have earned less than the poverty guideline amount based on size of family.

  • Must not have violated Section 3 of the Military Selective Service act by knowingly and willfully failing to register for the Selective Service registration. (if applicable)

  • (Dependents and spouses of eligible farm workers are also eligible)

To learn more about the Kentucky Farmworker Program, complete the form below.

Kentucky Farmworker Program
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