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Hispanic Special Emphasis Program

Hispanic Special Emphasis Program Manager: 

Linda Ortiz
138 West Upton, Suite 2
Reed City, MI 49677
(231) 832-5341 x 3
 

Mission Statement:

The goal of the Hispanic Special Emphasis Program is to address and work towards the representation of Hispanic employees in the NRCS workforce, improve awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures, and to improve program delivery to Hispanic groups, individuals and communities.
History:
The Hispanic Special Emphasis Program was established by a Presidential Directive in 1970 as a Sixteen Point Program for Spanish Speaking Americans. It was designed to assure consideration of the needs and problems of people of Hispanic origin in all aspects of Federal personnel management. Hispanics are persons of Mexican, Cuban, Central and South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees
On-line Spanish Dictionary of Agriculture & HR Management

Current HEPM Projects in Michigan

  • Translating to Spanish USDA literature to customers.
  • Providing technical assistance to Hispanic Landowners and Operators.
  • Educating Hispanic Community about agriculture and USDA-NRCS.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Event.
  • Working with Michigan Hispanic Serving Institutes
  • Business Reports


Government in Spanish

NRCS in Spanish

NRCS News Releases in Spanish
Information about Farm Bill in Spanish

Articles and Websites

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Hispanic Census & Agricultural Statistics Information:

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For Students

 


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Careers with NRCS (Spanish)
Internship Opportunities within the Federal Government
 

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Information in Spanish

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Hispanic/Minority Organizations