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Offline theking

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ABC30 salutes Michael Yang on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- ABC30 salutes Michael Yang on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Yang is a former Hmong refugee who came to the United States when he was ten years old. He has worked for UC Cooperative Extension's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for 26 years.

Yang says, "I'm a certified pesticide safety trainer, I speak Hmong, Lao, and English." Yang connects with local Southeast Asian farmers when he visits their farms in the central valley. "Fresno is a nice place to grow everything. We're the number one ag county in the nation."

He says Fresno County is home to over 1,000 Southeast Asian farms. "Farming is not easy, a lot struggle. First-generation Hmong came here. All they knew was the clothes on their back," Yang said.

Southeast Asian farmers in the area grow 200 specialty crops.

Yang connects with farmers as the host of the Hmong Agriculture talk show on KBIF 900AM every Tuesday 2 - 3 pm.

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It is simply astonishing how far Hmong people have come...

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