Garcia Presents on Latino Farmers' Contributions to U.S. Food Production at Conference

Posted on 3/1/2012 11:07:36 AM

Cultural anthropologist Victor Garcia presented “Immigration and Farming: Latino Farmers, Food Production, and Economic Contributions” at the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, held at City University of New York on February 23–25, 2012.

Garcia's paper, based on research and consultant work conducted for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Bureau of the Census, examined the many contributions that Latino farmers, many of whom are immigrants, make to food security and the U.S. economy.

The conference, titled "Siglo XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis," convened scholars and researchers from around the country to discuss current research on Latino education, health, politics, civic engagement, labor and economics, immigration, the arts, culture, and society.

Garcia is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute.