The Cornell Farmworker Program seeks recognition for farmworkers’ contributions to society and their acceptance and full participation in local communities.
We envision a state and nation in which farmworkers receive equal protection under law, earn a living wage, live in comfortable housing, are safe and healthy, receive due respect as workers and as individuals, and participate fully in their communities.
Our research, education, and outreach efforts are informed by ongoing needs assessments with farmworkers. Through interviews, focus group discussions, and surveys, farmworkers identify priority areas for collaboration. Together we develop materials and programs that address long-term as well as time-sensitive challenges. In addition to our active group of volunteers, we have a broad network of collaborators with expertise in immigration, labor, health, education, emergency assistance among other relevant topics. The Cornell Farmworker Program publishes scholarly articles, research and policy briefs, conducts educational programs specifically designed for farmworkers, and actively contributes to print media and radio on farmworker-related topics. Our efforts in response to farmworker needs including current responses (webinars, Spanish language calls, materials support) that are related to concerns about COVID-19 among farmworkers.
Cornell Farmworker Program
275H Warren Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: (607) 254-5194
Fax: (607) 255-9710
Donate to improve the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families.
What We Do
Immigration & Legal Support
Access to pro-bono and low bono immigration and family law attorney and support services include: know your rights workshops, immigration screenings, parental designation forms, standby guardianship, power of attorney, parent permission to travel and health care proxy.
Creating Positive Workplaces
Learn, understand and advocate for healthy, safe workplaces and living arrangements for farmworkers and their families
Offer personalized English as a second language classes and tutoring sessions
Engaging with Farmworkers across New York
Highlights & News
A Cornell research team identified barriers to immigrants’ use of online resources that could help them access health and legal benefits, and recommended solutions they incorporated into a new website, Rights for Health.
Connect With Us
Learn more about the resources, information and services we offer to farmworkers throughout New York State. Aprende más sobre los recursos, información y servicios que ofrecemos a trabajadores agricolas en Nueva York.
Explore resources and expertise we have available for stakeholders who support the farmworker community.
Explore opportunities to get involved and support farmworkers through outreach activities, volunteer engagements and internships.