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Hispanic Emphasis Program

The Hispanic Emphasis Program is an integral part of the total equal employment opportunity (EEO) program and is designed to:

  • Ensure that the Hispanic community receives equal treatment in all aspects of employment;

  • Increase the total number of Hispanics in all Professional, Administrative, Technical, Clerical and other occupations (PATCO) categories, series, and grade levels;

  • Provide opportunities to participate in training and training programs, such as career enhancement, graduate studies, and others;

  • Encourage the participation of Hispanics in all NRCS-sponsored programs and activities; and
  • Provide a network of professional support for Hispanics

On November 5, 1970, the Sixteen Point Program got its start with a presidential directive. The program highlighted the 16 major employment issues in the presidential directive and was designed to assure consideration of the needs and problems of persons of Hispanic origin in all aspects of Federal personnel management.

For publications or information translated into Spanish, contact the Program Manager.

Program Manager: Brendaly Rodriguez Munoz 660-263-5702 ext.3

NRCS and Partner Spanish-Speaking Employees

State Office

Jorge Lugo-Camacho, State Soil Scientist
601 Business Loop, 70 West
Suite 250
Columbia, MO 65203

Area 3
Jennifer Lewis, District Manager
St. Charles County SWCD
St. Peters, MO 63376
636-922-2833 x111

Area 4
Alan Hayes, Resource Conservationist
Bates County Service Center
625 West Nursey Box B
Butler, MO 64730
(660) 679-6124 x114

Henry Rauch, Soil Conservationist
Barry County Service Center
74 South Main
Cassville, MO 65625
(417) 847-4309 x3

Michael Squires, Area Conservationist
Springfield Area Office
688 South State Hwy B
Suite 100
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 831-5246 x6


Hispanic Census and Agricultural Statistics

What we know about the Demographics of U.S. Farm Operators NASS

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

For publications or information translated into Spanish, contact Michael Squires, (573) 238-2671, ext. 3.

Hispanic Emphasis Program Links

Articles and Web Links of Hispanic Interest

Hispanic Employment Program

Hispanic Reading Room/Library of Congress

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Latino Agricultural Community in Missouri  

National Agricultural Library

National Register of Historic Places- National Park Service

USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program

What we know about the Demographics of U.S. Farm Operators NASS

The following documents require Acrobat Reader.

Achieving a Representative Workforce: Addressing the Barriers to Hispanic Participation (PDF, 346 KB)

Government Wide Data on Hispanic Employment 2006 OPM(PDF, 415 KB)

Biosecurity/La Bioseguridad, Michigan State University Extension (PDF, 182 KB)

Biosecurity for Livestock Operations/Bioseguridad para Fincas Ganaderas Michigan State University (PDF, 203 KB)

Manual Basico de Entrenamiento para Aplicadores de Pesticidas, Michigan State University (PDF, 3.5 MB)

National Council de la Raza State Fact Sheet Missouri (PDF, 37 KB)

Hispanic/Minority Organizations 

League of United Latin American Citizens

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees

For Kids/Para los Ninos


Natural Enquirer

Agriculture for Kids

USDA Science for Kids/Ciencia para Ninos

Kids Science Page/Pagina de Ciencia para Ninos

National Agricultural Statistics Service for Kids

S.K. Worm/ La Lombriz de Sabiduria Cientifica

Sustainable Agriculture for Kids

Team Nutrition

Coloring and Activity Book/Libro de Actividades y para Colorear

Food Safety Education for Kids/Seguridad Alimenticia para Ninos

The following document requires Acrobat Reader.

Coloring Book/Libro de Colorear

Hispanic Emphasis Program Links

Information in Spanish 

Hispanic Emphasis Program Links 

NRCS in Spanish

NRCS News Releases/Noticias del Servicio de Conservacion de Recursos

Information about Farm Bill in Spanish/2002 Farm Bill Programas de Conservacion

Articulos Sobre Agricultura Sostenible

Careers with NRCS

PR USDA NRCS Agronomy Spanish Publications

Conquest of the Earth during the last 7,000 years/ Conquista de la Tierra durante 7,000 A�os


NRCS en Espanol/Servicio de Conservacion de Recursos

USDA en Espanol/Departamento de Agricultura

FSA/ Agencia de Servicios Rurales

First Gov en Espanol

Environmental Protection Agency en Espanol/Agencia de Proteccion Ambiental

The White House/La Casa Blanca

On-line Spanish Dictionary of Agriculture and HR Management

FSA Farm Loans/Prestamos para Granjeros de la Agencia de Servicios Rurales FSA

Articulos Sobre Agricultura Sostenible

Hispanic Reading Room/Library of Congress

National Agricultural Library

Hispanic Employment Program

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The following documents require Acrobat Reader.

USDA Land Evaluation and Site Assesment (Guia para la Valoracion de Suelos y Sitios) En Espanol

Internship Opportunities within the Federal Government