Hmong American Farmers Association
The Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) is a membership-led organization created by Hmong farmers and their children to advocate for systemic change and provide equitable access to the critical resources, training, and financial capital they need to operate successful businesses, earn family-sustaining incomes, and build intergenerational wealth.
HAFA launched a 155-acre incubator farm in 2013, and recently purchased the farm in a landmark racial equity achievement that guarantees affordable land access for current and future generations of Minnesota Hmong farmers. HAFA has also developed a robust bilingual business and agricultural training program that Hmong farmers leverage to access financial capital, earn required certifications, and optimize their farming operations.
Finally, HAFA runs a Food Hub so Hmong farmers can aggregate their produce and sell it through predictable, higher-paying retail contracts. With access to HAFA’s program and support, Hmong farmers are investing in long- term business assets, expanding production capacity, increasing their incomes, and forming partnerships with other organizations that improve equity for immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC farmers and community members in our local farm and food systems.