Learn about Hispanic Americans in Agriculture
Dolores Huerta Biography
Dolores Huerta Foundation.
A detailed, personal look at the life of Delores Huerta. Describes her childhood, early experiences of racism, and her initial forays into activism, culminating in her work as a labor organizer on behalf of farm workers. Also lists honors and awards she has received.
Books on Hispanic Americans in Agriculture
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Hispanic Farmers (PDF | 3.7 MB)
USDA. National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Provides basic statistical information regarding farms and ranches in the United States that have Hispanics as their principal operators. Draws data from the 2007 Census of Agriculture to present demographic breakdowns, economic figures and related data.
Hispanic Farming and Ranching in the United States
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
This project focuses on the issues facing Hispanic and Latino farmers and ranchers. The Final Report (2007) includes a comprehensive bibliography and a directory of public and private organizations serving this population.
The Story of Cesar Chavez
United Farm Workers.
A detailed biography of Chavez. Covers his early life, his work as an activist and labor organizer, his use of non-violent protest methods, his final days, and various posthumous honors.
Cesar E. Chavez Foundation: An American Hero
Cesar E. Chavez Foundation.
Addresses the life and work of Cesar Chavez, including his founding of the National Farmworkers Association, the first successful farm workers union in American history. Also describes the values and philosophy that influenced his activism and assesses his impact on American life.
Activism and Intellectual Struggle in the Life of Ernesto Galarza (1905-1984)
Ernesto Galarza Applied Research Center.
Discusses the life of Ernesto Galarza and his work on behalf of the Chicano community as historian, writer, labor organizer and activist. Also addresses the forces that shaped him and the philosophy that governed his efforts.
Eligio "Kika" de la Garza II
Library of Congress.
Focuses on de la Garza's public service, particularly his tenure as a Texas delegate to the House of Representatives and his work on the House agriculture committee, including his leadership on three farm bills and other significant pieces of agricultural legislation.