Fresno's Hmong farmer outreach on California Gold

May 5, 2009

The tireless efforts of UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor Richard Molinar and agricultural assistant Michael Yang to aid Fresno County's immigrant farmers are featured on the PBS program "California Gold" this month.

The program was previewed in the Fresno market in April, and will be aired statewide as follows:

KPBS - San Diego
8 p.m. May 7
5:30 p.m. May 9
KVIE - Sacramento
9 p.m. May 7
7 p.m. May 19
KVPT - Fresno
9 p.m. May 7
7 p.m. May 18
KEET - Eureka
12:30 p.m. May 10
KVCR - San Bernardino
9 p.m. May 7

According to the California Gold Web site, the program's host, Huell Howser, visits "two farms that are growing some of the most interesting and unusual produce in California. From a small family farm to the largest Hmong farm in the county, it’s a wonderful day."

The show is currently only available for purchase on the Web site (about $30 for video or DVD), but it appears Howser is beginning to post some of his programs for free viewing online. I'll post a link when one becomes available.


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By Jeannette E. Warnert
Author - Communications Specialist