You're Invited: Michigan’s Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Report

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Michigan’s Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers:

Where They Are, How Many Are Here, and Why It Matters

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Please Join Us 

In 2006, Dr. Alice Larson published a first-of-its-kind report
detailing migrant and seasonal farmworker populations throughout the state of Michigan. Seven years later, Dr. Larson returns to Michigan to highlight her latest findings and discuss what the data means for Michigan’s agricultural economy.

Dr. Alice Larson presents:

2013 Update, Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Enumeration Profiles Study

Wednesday, August 7, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Community Room, InterCare Benton Harbor
800 M-139
Benton Harbor, Michigan


Thursday, August 8, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hazel Hayes Auditorium, Herrick District Library
300 South River Avenue
Holland, Michigan


Friday, August 9, 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Room 217, Woodbridge N. Ferris Building
17 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Agriculture

Is Michigan’s second-largest industry.

Pumps $91 billion annually into the Michigan economy.

Relies on the labor of tens of thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers each year.

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These events and the enumeration study are sponsored by the State of Michigan Interagency Migrant Services Committee, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Department of Human Services, Ferris State University Center for Latin@ Studies, Michigan Primary Care Association, Telamon National Farmworker Jobs Program of Michigan, the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, and Jawor Bros. Blueberries, Inc.