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Supporting Agricultural Workers from Mexico: Balancing Work and Family Demands

hispanic agricultural worker in fieldSome agriculture-sector employers who hire workers from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries may not understand the complexity of their employees’ lives. The Supporting Agricultural Workers from Mexico: Balancing Work and Family Demands program uses videos and discussions to share the immigrant perspective.

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For questions about these take and teach lessons, contact Antonio Alba Meraz (albam001@umn.edu; 507-389-6764). For questions about how these lessons were developed, visit About this Program.

Program Materials by Unit

Unit 1: Introducing the Program — Build awareness of the role of Latino/a agricultural workers in the U.S. economy.

Unit 2: Understanding Family Life of Migrant Latino/a Workers — Understand the complexity of workers' lives and their everyday challenges.

Unit 3: Understanding the Need to go Home and Who Workers Are as Individuals — Learn how to foster a positive work environment through improved relationships and communication.

Unit 4: Understanding the Challenges Associated with Bridging Language Differences — Develop a plan for creating a safe, healthy work environment. Learn more about other resources that can help.

Complete Program Materials

Program Overview (PDF)

Program Background (PDF)

Complete lesson plan guide (PDF)

Full video and video transcript (PDF)

Appendix — Activity handouts and evaluation for this program.

Additional Resources for Latino Families and Their Employers — Links to organizations addressing education, literacy, human rights, immigration, and more.

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