U.S. Farmworker Awareness

Resources for students, faculty, and community for National Farmworker Awareness Week.

Farmworkers Awareness Week

National Farmworker Awareness Week usually takes place the last week of March and honors the contributions of farm laborers while promoting awareness of the difficulties farmworkers face. This annual week of recognition began in 1998 - founded by a nonprofit organization called Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF). 

Farmworkers in Ohio

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According to Ohio's Department of Agriculture, approximately 5,600 known migrant farmworkers are living throughout the state - at the camps licensed by the Ohio Department of Health. The living situations are often small and barracks-style. The Department of Agriculture's Website has resources and information in their Migrant & Seasonal Worker Toolkit.

Farmworkers Awareness Slideshow

Many farmworkers come from diverse backgrounds, contributing to the rich cultural tapestry of the agricultural community.
Farmworkers are creative and highly skilled professionals that improve the quality of the food supply chain.
Farmworkers are essential to getting fresh and healthy food on supermarket shelves.
Farmworkers often engage in physically demanding and labor-intensive tasks, showcasing their dedication.

Quick Facts


“It’s ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables, and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves.” - César Chávez


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