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Emilie A.K. Justen, Cynthia Haynes, Ann Marie VanDerZanden and Nancy Grudens-Schuck

., 2004 ). Little information is available about the English-speaking managers of the Latino workforce in the horticultural industry in Iowa. The objective of this study was to determine the educational and training needs of managers of Spanish-speaking

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Dennis J. Osborne, Douglas C. Sanders, Donn R. Ward and James W. Rushing

This paper summarizes the results of a multi-state, multi-institutional partnership delivering a targeted train-the-trainer program. The program provided good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good manufacturing practices (GMPs) based training to southeastern U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable (produce) growers and packers. Twelve southern U.S. states cooperated in this project between 2001 and 2004. In the work 150 trainers introduced nearly 20,000 persons to GAPs principles, including over 2,000 Spanish-speaking workers and a similar number of limited resource/specialty crop/grower/packer/buyer audience members. Actual numbers of persons reached was nearly 20,000, a number arrived at by counting signed-in registrations for events. Cost per person for outreach was about $6.00 per person, including travel expenses. In cooperation with the federal Risk Management Agency, a training component about risk in fresh produce operations was developed. This unit was delivered to historically underserved audiences, small farms and roadside markets, and other non-traditional audiences. This training continues today.

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study findings provide florists an insight into value creation to increase the attractiveness of flowers to consumers. Employers of Latino Workers Recommend Educational Programming Horticultural managers hiring Spanish-speaking workers face many language

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Ramu Govindasamy, Venkata S. Puduri and James E. Simon

produce items. Finally, respondents who indicated that Spanish-speaking store employees are important for them in terms of their decision to purchase ethnic produce are 9% less likely to buy ethnic produce that is recently introduced or new to the market

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Eliezer S. Louzada, Hilda Sonia de Rio, Allison J. Abell, Gerson Peltz and Michael W. Persans

similar setting would be a success in other places regardless of ethnic group of the students. Two faculty and one technician were directly involved as mentors and none of the faculty are Spanish speaking, therefore, it is very unlikely that the faculty

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Gilberto Uribe and Luisa Santamaria

overall, the method of delivery was very well received by the target audience, and it could be a viable method of content delivery for Spanish-speaking agricultural workers. The positive feedback to this methodology provides us great support for creating

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Elsa Sánchez, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch and Lee Stivers

The terms Hispanic and Latinx have distinct meanings. Hispanic refers to people whose origin is in Spanish-speaking countries, whereas Latinx is a term inclusive of all genders and referring to people whose origin is in Latin American countries

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Hannah M. Mathers, Alejandra A. Acuña, Donna R. Long, Bridget K. Behe, Alan W. Hodges, John J. Haydu, Ursula K. Schuch, Susan S. Barton, Jennifer H. Dennis, Brian K. Maynard, Charles R. Hall, Robert McNeil and Thomas Archer

presumed to be predominantly Spanish-speaking; however, few formal studies exist to support this assumption. In discussions with ornamental economists on the S-1021 committee, it was determined that no national nursery workforce surveys had been conducted