Labor laws allow children as young as twelve years old to work in agriculture with their parent's consent. However, children of all ages can be found working in the fields.
Request a Speaker
SAF staff, alumni, board, and program participants give a variety of participatory workshops on topics related to farmworkers that intend to move people to take action. Below is a list of our most common presentation themes.
- Introduction to Farmworkers (Living and Working Conditions/ Food Justice)
- Harvest of Dignity campaign (Policy Issues Affecting Farmworkers)
- Migrant education and in-state tuition campaign
- Immigration & Farmworkers
To best use our limited resources we prioritize these services for colleges and universities in the Carolinas and for faith groups in NC where we have built long-term relationships and can see impact over time. To request a speaker from SAF, please fill out our online Speaker Request Form or download the Word document on the right.
NC Farmworker Institute Speakers Bureau
Designed as a statewide network and directory of professionals and advocates available for trainings and presentations, the NC Farmworker Institute Speakers Bureau is a great new resource for churches, schools, civic groups who want to learn about farmworkers.
The ultimate goal of the Speakers Bureau is to promote greater understanding of farmworker issues throughout our communities. We recognize that building awareness is a vital aspect of advocacy for farmworkers and immigrants in North Carolina, and that we as a community are responsible for learning more about those who bring food to our tables. The NC Farmworker Institute is a project of the NC Council of Churches Farmworker Ministry Committee.
NC Farmworker Institute Speakers Bureau, 34 pages, FREE. Available in pdf format here.
Communications Arts Director