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The Farmworker Institute has two parts: the annual networking event and educational resources for faith communities. Both components originated as projects of the Farmworker Ministry Committee of the NC Council of Churches.

Today, the Farmworker Institute Annual Networking Event continues to be an annual summit coordinated by an ad hoc planning committee of farmworker advocates. The purpose of the Networking Event is to bring together farmworker advocates to share skills, knowledge, and resources to improve the living and working conditions for farmworkers and their families in North Carolina.

Current planning committee members are:

  • Nadeen Bir, Student Action with Farmworkers
  • Catherine Crowe, Student Action with Farmworkers
  • Andrea Mendoza, Student Action with Farmworkers
  • Julie Pittman, Legal Aid Farmworker Unit
  • Yessy Bustos, Legal Aid Farmworker Unit
  • Jennie Wilburn, NC Council of Churches
  • Caroline Phillips, NC Farmworker Health Program
  • Jessica Ornat, Migrant Education Program
  • Lauren Alexander, Migrant Education Program

The educational resources component of the Farmworker Institute continues to be maintained by an active collaboration of the NC Council of Churches and Student Action with Farmworkers, with generous support from The Duke Endowment. You can check out our resources here.


El Instituto de Trabajadores Agrícolas tiene dos partes: el cumbre anual y los recursos educativos para comunidades de fé. Ambas partes originaron como proyectos del Comité del Ministerio de Trabajadores Agrícolas del Consejo de Iglesias de Carolina del Norte.

Actualmente, el cumbre anual sigue siendo coordinado por un comité ad hoc de gente aliada con trabajadores agrícolas. El propósito del Instituto es reunir a los aliados de los trabajadores agrícolas para compartir habilidades, conocimientos, y recursos para mejorar las condiciones de vivienda y trabajo de los trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias en Carolina del Norte.

Los miembros actuales del comité de planificación son:

  • Nadeen Bir, Student Action with Farmworkers
  • Catherine Crowe, Student Action with Farmworkers
  • Andrea Mendoza, Student Action with Farmworkers
  • Julie Pittman, Legal Aid Farmworker Unit
  • Yessy Bustos, Legal Aid Farmworker Unit
  • Jennie Wilburn, NC Council of Churches
  • Caroline Phillips, NC Farmworker Health Program
  • Jessica Ornat, Migrant Education Program
  • Lauren Alexander, Migrant Education Program

Los recursos educativos del Instituto de Trabajadores Agrícolas se mantienen através de una colaboración activa entre el Consejo de Iglesias de Carolina del Norte y Estudiantes en Acción con Campesinos, con el generoso apoyo financiero del Duke EndowmentPuede accesar nuestros recursos educativos aquí.