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Cornell Farmworker Program

The Cornell Farmworker Program is dedicated to improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families through research, education and extension.

We also seek recognition for farmworker’s contributions to society and their acceptance and full participation in local communities. Learn more about:

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Cornell Farmworker Program receives NYS grant

Jul 3, 2014
The Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) received a grant from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) to develop Spanish language educational materials to manage pests in immigrant farmworker housing. Read more

Champions of Change 2012 award- President Obama.

Mary Jo Dudley, her son Gabriel (foreground) with President Obama
Apr 15, 2012
Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program (CFP) was selected as a ‘Champion of Change’, as part of President Obama’s "Winning the Future" initiative ( On March 29th, she was honored with other leaders who have embodied Cesar Chavez's spirit of dedicating themselves to improving the lives of others in their communities and across the Nation. She was nominated by CFP student interns for her work with the Cornell Farmworker Program. Each week, the White House recognizes a group of Americans, businesses, or organizations who embody and put into everyday practice the principles of ‘Innovate, Educate, and Build’. Different groups are highlighted each week, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community activists. The Office of Public Engagement hosted this event to honor those who exemplify Cesar Chavez’ core values, including service to others, knowledge, innovation, acceptance of all people, and respect for life and the environment.