ERIC Number: EJ1042562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Leveraging University Diversity to Reach Potential Immigrant Farmers
de Koff, Jason P.; Pitchay, Dharma S.; Joshua, Jacqueline O.
Journal of Extension, v50 n4 Article 4IAW1 Aug 2012
As new residents of the U.S., immigrants may have inadequate access to organizations that provide free technical support. These underrepresented populations may rely more on personal relationships for information. An Extension meeting was developed and implemented between two Extension specialists and nine immigrant community members interested in U.S. agriculture. The bridge between these two diverse groups was an international graduate student who had developed a relationship with the participants and had a similar cultural background. Following the meeting and Extension presentation, guidelines were identified that may prove useful to others wishing to implement this concept.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Immigrants, Agricultural Occupations, Disproportionate Representation, Extension Agents, Graduate Students, Cultural Influences, Workshops
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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