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We are dedicated to advancing the prosperity of Hmong farmers through cooperative endeavors, capacity building and advocacy. HAFA was started and is led by family farmers. Organizing is in our DNA.
The Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) was founded by and is led by immigrant farmers, and is dedicated to uplifting the economic prosperity of immigrant farming families. We have decided to close our offices today in solidarity with a national Day Without Immigrants. While we will still pay our staff members for a full day’s work, we will be shutting down our Saint Paul location and rescheduling meetings originally set for today.
As many of you already know, the Hmong in Laos allied with the United States (U.S.) during the Vietnam War. When the communist faction in Laos came into power after the War, Hmong families were targeted for reprisal. Fearful for their lives, most Hmong families fled Laos and sought asylum. Through the late 1970’s and up until 2004, Hmong families were resettled to Argentina, France, French Guyana, Germany, Canada, the United States and many other countries around the world.
Upon their arrival in Minnesota, many Hmong families fell back on their agricultural skills to raise their children. Today, Hmong farmers are at the forefront of the local Twin Cities food economy, accounting for more than 50 percent of all the farmers in the metropolitan area’s farmers markets. HAFA’s food hub also sells fresh produce grown by our farmers to seven school districts and 25 other retailers, institutions and wholesalers in the state. We are farmers and we love our communities, but we are also immigrants, and for that reason we stand in solidarity with other immigrants and allies today. All are welcome here.
We urge you to seek out more information about today’s observance and start conversations with your own family about your immigration story. #daywithoutimmigrants ... See MoreSee Less