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Managing Finances in the US | Financial and Health Literacy for Farmworkers

Farmworkers have new financial and health literacy resources available to help them navigate the US financial and health care systems thanks to a collaborative effort with several Northeast Universities, farm business owners, and Cultivemos. Below are the resources that include how-to financial case studies, worksheets, videos, PowerPoint lessons, and a user guide for farm business owners and farmworker service providers. The resources are available in both Spanish and English and are as follows:

Publications


Farmworker Presentation Resources

About these Resources for Farmworkers

The basis for the case studies is quantitative research conducted with farmworkers, medical providers, and farm service providers. SUNY Morrisville’s Agriculture Business students, under the direction of their Professor, Sheila Marshman, Ph.D., conducted the research. Maria Pippidis, an Accredited Financial Counselor, Financial Fitness Coach and Extension Educator with the University of Delaware Extension, utilized her 30 years of experience in teaching personal financial management to construct the case studies. Farm business owners and farmworker service providers reviewed the material to ensure the cultural competencies of those who come to the United States were met. Translation of the materials was provided by Maria Gorgo, Extension Educator, Penn State Extension and Dra. Ivette Ruiz of Healing By Growing Farms.

For additional information about this project, please contact Sheila Marshman at marshmsa@morrisville.edu or Maria Pippidis at pippidis@udel.edu.


Cápsulas de Bienestar

This series, all in Spanish, by the Agricultores Latines de Vermont focuses on wellbeing and community. Enjoy these videos of folks sharing their experience learning together about wellbeing, mental health, and how to respond in cases of mental health crisis. Check the videos out here. 

El grupo de bienestar de Agricultores de Vermont presenta una serie de cápsulas de Bienestar para compartir su experiencia comunitaria al aprender juntes sobre bienestar, salud mental y cómo actuar en casos de crisis de salud mental. Acompañanos en esta cápsula a escuchar a Emilia. Ella nos habla de cómo reconocer la importancia de nuestro papel en la agricultura de papel nos da seguridad, nos devuelve dignidad y confianza. Verlos aquí.


La Fuerza Latina

Los que siembran con sus manos cosechan con el corazón / Those who sow with their hands harvest with their heart

This magazine, all in Spanish, was created by the La Fuerza Latina group, who discover and share stories of hope, inspiration, strategy, and offer a shared vision of the future, where historically underserved communities have the resources they need to thrive. Check it out here.


More from Cultivemos

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Cultivemos aims to improve behavioral health awareness, literacy, access, and outcomes for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers in the Northeast by developing a service provider network that can assist and meet the unique needs of agricultural workers. Cultivemos was formerly known as FRSAN-NE, the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Northeast.

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) project 2019-70028-30464 and 2020-70028-32729.

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