National Farmworker Awareness Week
National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. In 2018, this was celebrated from March 24-31. It is an annual event and continues to be an important issue, year-round.
Get Involved & Learn More!
The ISU Library has a wealth of resources related to farmworkers, on a surprisingly diverse range of topics: healthcare, farm safety, advocates for pesticide reform, child farmworkers, family life, migrant workers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and, of course, many related to César Chávez and the Farmworkers Movement. There are also numerous poignant stories that follow families as they struggle to get out of farm labor, including oral histories of Mexican migrant workers and their families.
Farmworkers in Iowa
Iowa has a long history of utilizing migrant workers in agricultural jobs, especially cultivating and harvesting field crops.