Labor laws allow children as young as twelve years old to work in agriculture with their parent's consent. However, children of all ages can be found working in the fields.
Into the Fields Fellowship
Increasing farmworkers' access to healthcare
The Into the Fields Fellowship is a 5 month leadership development program for college students and recent graduates to improve farmworkers’ access to healthcare as well as advocate for improved living and working conditions. Fellows work directly with rural health clinics in North Carolina, providing health education, case management, and interpretation for farmworkers. Deadline February 4, 2017.
Apply to be a Program Assistant (SAF alumni only)
"Farmworkers are providing our food each and every day, but they are not able to nourish themselves the way others are able to. Not only do they have limited access to healthy food, but they have to struggle with other barriers such as language and transportation.”
–Paula Espinosa, 2015 SAF Fellow