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Hispanic Emphasis Program

Louisiana Hispanic Emphasis Program

Arnelis Crespo
Hispanic Special Emphasis Program Manager
Phone: 225-463-8446 Ext. 3

Arnelis Crespo

Welcome to the Hispanic Emphasis Program Manager page! I will like to start by describing my position and functions as your state HEPM. My functions as your state HEPM: are to be part of the Civil Rights committee and to be a liaison that can voice the concerns of Hispanic employees and customers to the agency and state conservationist. I can be a mentor, translator and facilitator. My goal is to increase outreach opportunities and to facilitate hiring and retention, and to provide training to agency employees on the civil rights of my emphasis group. I am here to serve you and to help understand that Hispanics are a culture of vibrant and complex individuals from different national origins that range from Central, South America and the Caribbean. Join me to celebrate and welcome the Hispanic community as an integral part of our agency.

Benviendo a la pagina del manejador con énfasis en Hispanos! Quisiera comenzar por describir las funciones de mi posición como tu HEPM del estado. Mi función como manejadora con enfasis en hispanos es:  ser parte del comite de derechos civiles y servir como un facilitador para hacer llegar las inquietudes de empleados y clientes hispanos a la agencia y al conservacionista del estado. Yo puedo ser un mentor, traductor o facilitador. Mi meta o compromiso principal, es aumentar la cantidad de oportunidades de empleo  y facilitar retención, asi como proveer entrenamiento a los empleados de la agencia hacerca de nuestro grupo. Yo estoy aqui para servirte y ayudarte a entender que la cultura hispana es una vibrante y compleja de individuos de diferentes nacionalidades que van desde personas del Centro y Sur America, hasta el Caribe. Ayudame a celebrar y  hacerle la bienvenida a la comunidad hispana como una parte integral de nuestra agencia.

NRCS Hispanic Emphasis Program

The Hispanic Emphasis Program (HEP) was established initially by a Presidential Directive in 1970 as a 16-Point Federal employment plan to assure consideration of the needs and problems of persons of Hispanic origin in all aspects of Federal personnel management and program delivery. Hispanic origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States.

Honoring the Nation’s Hispanic Farmers

Farm operators of Hispanic, Latino and Spanish origin now comprise 2.5 percent of all farmers and ranchers in the United States, according to the most recent Census of Agriculture, conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). According to these data, there are 66,671 farms with Hispanic operators, covering more than 24.6 million acres of U.S. farmland. The states with the highest percentages of Hispanic-operated farms are New Mexico, California and Texas. Hispanic farmers and ranchers are also becoming more diverse as a group. The latest census data showed that 12 percent of all Hispanic operators are women. Read more...

2010 U.S. Census Bureau Reports

These reports analyze population and housing data collected from the 2010 Census and provide a snapshot of the Hispanic or Latino population in the United States. According to the 2010 Census, 308.7 million people resided in the United States on April 1, 2010, of which 50.5 million (or 16 percent) were of Hispanic or Latino origin. More than half of the growth in the total U.S. population between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. The Hispanic population grew in every region between 2000 and 2010, and most significantly in the South and Midwest. View or download the reports listed below:

Understanding the Hispanic Culture

These sites provide information on Latino demographics, trends, culture, and achievements in America.

Websites and Documents of Interest:

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat.

Web Soil Survey Brochure in Spanish (PDF; 1.7 MB)
USDA English-Spanish Glossary (PDF; 3.0 MB)