Developing Culturally and Linguistically-Appropriate Pesticide/Chemical Education Materials for Hmong Produce Growers

Project Description

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2012-2013

Hmong farmers in Minnesota have little access to culturally-relevant, easy-to-understand pesticide education materials.

To meet this need, this project worked with Hmong farm families to develop educational materials, compare the effectiveness of various education methodologies, and expand the current Agricultural Health and Safety Program at the University of Minnesota to include pesticide and chemical safety education for Hmong and other limited-English proficiency (LEP) farmers.

This project led to new partnerships with the pesticide applicator training staff at UMN and their counterparts at MDA who administer the program. “We are now able to point Hmong farmers to the correct staff when they need help becoming a certified applicator.”

The posters developed for this project are used frequently by the Minnesota Food Association’s Immigrant Farmer Training program and by Hmong American Partnership when they talk about chemical and worker safety with farmers.

We are now able to point Hmong farmers to the correct staff when they need help becoming a certified applicator.

Publications and Presentations

  • Hultberg, A. (2013) A Pilot Project to Develop Culturally and Linguistically-Appropriate Pesticide/Chemical Education Materials for Hmong Produce Growers. North American Agricultural Safety Summit, September 27, 2013.

Project Resources

Project Personnel

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Annalisa Hultberg MS

Research Fellow Bioproducts/Biosystems EngineeringUniversity of Minnesota
Phone: 612-625-1951
PROJECT PERSONNEL
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Dean Herzfeld PhD

Associate Extension Professor, Plant Pathology University of Minnesota Extension
Phone: 612-624-3477
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Michele Schermann RN, MS

Research Fellow Bioproducts/Biosystems EngineeringUniversity of Minnesota
Phone: 612-624-7444
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Palee Yang RN

Bioproducts/Biosystems Engineering University of Minnesota
Phone: 612-625-1951

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