Campus Units

Agricultural Education and Studies, Horticulture

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

49

Issue

6

First Page

6RIB8

Abstract

Addressing the needs of Latino workers can help improve working conditions, job satisfaction, and productivity of both employees and the companies hiring Latino workers. The study reported here assessed educational needs, communication gaps, and technical skills of Latino workers working in the horticultural industry in Iowa—an ethnic group that is relatively new to Iowa. Focus groups were conducted with Latino workers and produced topics for educational programming and suggestions that could improve communications between predominantly English-speaking managers and Spanish-speaking Latino employees, and the horticultural knowledge of the Latino employees.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Extension 49 (2011): 6RIB8. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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