Background Material

Being Hmong Means Being Free

A documentary exploring the history and culture of the Hmong people who have settled in the U.S. between 1975 and the 1990s.

Wisconsin Public Television & NEWIST/CESA7


Client Letter of Agreement

Letter of agreement between the International Rescue Committee IRC) and an IRC Fostering Agricultural Refugee Microenterprise (FARM) client. Agreement outlines IRC responsibilities, client responsibilities, and mutal understandings. FARM is an an initiative that is aimed at the economic empowerment of refugees through agricultural business, providing education and farming resources to participants.

Farm Program Assessment Form

Assessment form from Fostering Agricultural Refugees Microenterprises (FARM) that surveys farmers about the services they received at the International rescue Committee's regional office in Phoenix. Includes questions on income, business management, and agricultural experience.

Construyendo Mejores Lugares Rurales

An introduction to federal programs or resources that may assist you in adding value, diversifying, or adopting more sustainable practices in your agricultural business. This guide offers an overview of each program, its purposes, the assistance it offers, and any restrictions. The programs are listed alphabetically as well as by field of interest.




NASAP Financial Statement

New Americans Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP)'s financial statement for FY 2012: includes operating revenue and actual expenses.

New Lands Farm CSA Survey

CSA member survey for New Lands Farm, a refugee farmer collective. Asks for member feedback on their interest in joining again, produce quality, and specific produce preferences.

New Lands Farm CSA Commitment Form

Sample CSA commitment form from New Lands Farm, a refugee farmer collective. Document includes information on New Lands Farm and specifics on what a CSA memership entails.

Fresh Start Farms Wholesale Price List

2012 Wholesale price list from Fresh Start Farms, an immigrant and refugee farmer collective.

Fresh Start Farms CSA Poster

Poster for Fresh Start Farms' Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Fresh Start Farms is an immigrant and refugee farmer collective. Poster provides information on cost, share size, and pickup.

Fresh Start Farms CSA Brochure

Brochure from Fresh Start Farms, a collective of immigrant and refugee farmers, for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Brochure includes information of what is included in a share, pickup information, and payment options.


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