2013 Working with Hmong Farmers workshop

Working with Hmong Farmers

Tuesday, August 27th

La Crosse Hmong Cultural and Community Center

8:30am     Welcome   Xong Xiong and Steve Huntzicker

8:45am    Hmong farming practices in Laos  Blia Tou Thao & Phua Yang
Hmong farming practices in Wisconsin  Kong Xiong & Neng V. Xiong

10:15am          Break

10:30am   Learning from mistakes & successesstories from educators and open discussion  Jack Chang, Yimmuaj Yang, Mahlon Peterson, Dennis Lukaszewski

Questions for small groups:
1.  What have been your experiences working with Hmong farmers or the Hmong
2.  What programming or outreach would you like to do with Hmong farmers?
3.  Has what you have learned this morning changed the outreach you want to do?
4.  What questions or comments do you have for the panel?  What could Extension
do to support connections with Hmong farmers?

11:45am  Tour of Hmong Cultural Center

12:15pm               Lunch

1:00pm    Approaching the Hmong community: how to make contact, build trust, and assess needs.   Xong Xiong

2:00pm    Farm tour  (depart Cultural Center for farm)
Little Gao Mee Garden (owned by Kong Xiong & Neng V. Xiong)

28646 Summit Road

Nodine, MN 55925

3:30pm    Questions and evaluation

Blia T. Thao jack.chang@wisconsin.gov Farmer
Boa Vue vueboa@gmail.com La Crosse Hmong Cultural Ctr Interpreter 608-781-5744
Dennis Lukaszewski dennis.lukaszewski@wisc.edu UW-Extension, Milwaukee Cty 414-256-4650
Jack Chang jack.chang@wisconsin.gov DATCP 608-224-5050
Kong Xiong jack.chang@wisconsin.gov Farmer
Mahlon Peterson mahlon.peterson@ces.uwex.edu UW-Extension (retired) 715-210-3896
Neng V. Xiong jack.chang@wisconsin.gov Farmer
Phua Y. Thao jack.chang@wisconsin.gov Farmer
Xong Xiong xong79@gmail.com La Crosse Hmong Cultural Ctr. Exec. Dir. 608-781-5744
Yimmuaj Yang yimmuaj.springrosegc@gmail.com Spring Rose Growers Cooperative 608-622-2667
Cheri Romero romerojc@q.com Ramsey County Master Gardeners/ Saint Paul,MN 651-776-8431
Dan Marzu dan.marzu@wisc.edu Lincoln & Marathon Counties UW-Extension 715-539-1078
Diane L Chapeta info.fifthseason@fifthseason.coop Fifth Season Cooperative 608-638-2667
Andrew Bernhardt andrew.bernhardt@ces.uwex.edu UW-Extension 608-890-0097
Diane Mayerfeld dbmayerfeld@wisc.edu UW Extension 608-262-8188
Eric Ronk eric.ronk@ces.uwex.edu UW-Extension 920-849-1450
Erin Peot erin.peot@wisc.edu UW Extension, Ctr. for Comm. & Econ. Dev. 608-890-4606
Heather Schlesser heather.schlesser@wisc.edu UW-Extension 715-261-1239
Heidi Doering heidi.doering@ces.uwex.edu UW Extension – St Croix County 715-531-1947
Jake Overgaard over0128@umn.edu U of MN Extension, Winona County 507-457-6440
Jonny Butler jking@madisonchildrensmuseum.org Madison Children’s Museum 608-443-7911
Joyce Altobelli Winona County Extension – Master Gardeners 507-452-1842
Julie King jking@madisonchildrensmuseum.org Madison Children’s Museum 608-443-7911
Katie Wantoch katie.wantoch@wisc.edu Dunn County UW-Extension 715-232-1636
Ken Schroeder ken.schroeder@wisc.edu Portage County UW-Extension 715-346-1316
Kevin Schoessow kevin.schoessow@wisc.edu UW-Extension 715-635-3506
Lindsey Lee lindsey.lee@ces.uwex.edu UW-Extension, Portage County 715-343-6225
Ly V Xiong ly_v_xiong@yahoo.com Outreach and Interpreter from Farley Center 608-712-0003
Megan Wecker megan.wecker@wisc.edu UW-Extension Portage County VISTA Volunteer 715-346-1316
Pa Thao paythao@ecahmaa.org Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Assoc. 715-832-8420
Ryan Schone ryan.schone@ces.uwex.edu University of Wisconsin Extension, Milwaukee 217-491-2351
Sam Skemp sam.skemp@wi.usda.gov NRCS 608-637-2183
Steve Huntzicker huntzicker.steve@co.la-crosse.wi.us UW-Extension, La Crosse County 608-785-9593
Teri Lessig tlessig@co.wood.wi.us UW-Extension 715-421-8440
Trisha Wagner trisha.wagner@wisc.edu UW-Extension, Jackson County 715-284-4257
Vicki Janisch vjanisch@wisc.edu AgrAbility of Wisconsin 608-262-9336