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Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk

A visit with José Garcia, Extension Assistant Professor

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: sustainable agriculture extension outreach agriculture farming

Issues arising from increased Latino labor force in Missouri

Topics: labor Missouri

“There are a number of issues that impact the Latino labor force in rural parts of the state of Missouri,” explains Garcia. Immigration is obviously a big one, along with education, poverty, health, and vulnerability to abuse. Sometimes the main challenges involving Latino agricultural workers results from their past negative experiences with authority and the government. To address these issues, Garcia has coordinated a series of workshops and institutes on cultural competency for extension workers.