Hmong American Farmers Association
In 2011, a group of Hmong American farming families formed the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) because they believed the best people to support Hmong farmers are Hmong farmers themselves and that we are all lifted up when those who are affected by an unfair food system lead the change we seek. HAFA formed with the mission to advance the prosperity of Hmong American farmers through cooperative endeavors, capacity building and advocacy. As part of an integrated approach to community wealth building, HAFA manages a 155-acre farm where member families lease land, hone their business and agricultural practices, and sell produce to the HAFA Food Hub. Through collective farm business development, education and advocacy, HAFA is building paths to wealth creation, not just income generation, toward a sustainable, fair food economy for all.