Student Action with Farmworkers
Uniting for just living and working conditions for farmworkers and their families
and their family members have gained access to health, legal, and education resources provided by SAF interns and fellows in the Carolinas
have learned about farmworker rights and advocated for farmworker justice as a result of SAF leadership programs
including community organizations and university groups have partnered with SAF on access to higher education for immigrant students
Apply for the Into the Fields internship
How would you like to spend your summer supporting the people who plant and harvest the fruits and vegetables you eat every day? Apply now!
Take Action on Heat Stress
Ask your U.S. Congress members to support new national heat regulation bill
Child Labor Research Infographics
New research on the working conditions of child farmworkers in NC and the health and social outcomes of their work
A Night with the Mobile Clinic
The story of a mobile clinic visit to a farmworker labor camp with the North Carolina Farmworkers' Project
Support SAF’s work
Make a donation to support farmworkers and their families.
New SAF Documentary: Stories from the Fields in the Time of COVID
Watch our new documentary to hear farmworkers' stories of what they’re facing in the pandemic, how they’re coping and advocating for themselves and others, and how they’re carrying forward hope in their essential work
What We Do
How We Do It
85% of fresh fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are harvested by hand.
Farmworkers’ mean and median individual incomes from agricultural employment range from $15,000 – $17,499.
There are 2.5-3 million farmworkers in the United States.
45% of agricultural workers are uninsured.
500,000 children work in agriculture.
The states with the highest farmworker populations are California, Texas, Washington, Florida, Oregon and North Carolina.
84% of farmworkers are seasonal workers and 14% are migrant.
Nearly 5 out of 10 farmworker households in North Carolina reported not being able to afford enough food to feed their families.