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Interpreters (pdf)

Training of Trainers and Technical Assistance: NIFI’s National Network of Trainers
Through the TOTs and the Field Training Fund, we have been taking steps to develop the foundation for a network of trainers equipped to serve immigrant farmer populations throughout the country. These trainers have skills in risk management areas and expertise in hands-on and experiential trainings for immigrant farmers. Please e-mail us for their contact information.
 

NAME
ORGANIZATION
CITY/STATE
SPECIALTY
Brett Melone
ALBA
CA

Organization & Project Development/ Policy/ Participatory Training

Rebecca Thistlethwaite
ALBA
CA
Organic Production/ Soil management
Dina Izzo
ALBA
CA
Organic Marketing
Deborah Yashar
ALBA
CA

Participatory Training & Project Management

Erica Allen
Growing Power
Chicago IL
Organization Development/ Project Planning)
Rodger Cooley
Heifer USA Program
Chicago IL

Policy/ Organization & Project Development/ Participatory Training

Amy Ard
Washington
DC
Record Keeping
Rigoberto Delgado
Heifer Southwest
El Paso TX

Organization Development/ Project Management

Naomi Todd
Heifer Southwest
El Paso TX

Organization Development/ Project Management

Chukou Thao
NHAF
Fresno CA

Organization & Project Development/ Policy/ Legal Issues

David Hiney
Heifer USA Southeast Field Coordinator
GA

Participatory Training/Organization & Project Development

Skip and Carolyn Glover
Glover Family Farm
GA

Mentorship/ Organic Production/ Direct Marketing

Maria Moreira
NIFI
MA

Enterprise Development/ Marketing/ Project Development/ Production

Frank Mangan
University of Massachusetts Amherst
MA
Ethnic Crops Production & Marketing
Suliman Kamara
NESFP
MA
Cooperative Marketing
Jennifer Hashley
NESFP
MA
Project Development
Amy Carrington
NASAP
ME

Production/ Organization & Project Development/ Participatory Training

John Yonga
NASAP
ME
Production/ Participatory Training
Jim Hanna
NASAP
ME
Project Development/ Cultural Competency
Amy Burchstead
Farmer
ME

Project Development/ Organization Development

Alvaro Rivera
New Immigrant Agriculture Project
Minnesota

Farm Enterprise Development/ Interpretation

Cathy Twohig
Land Stewardship Project
MN

Organization & Project Development/ Participatory Training

Jose Garcia
Univ. of Missouri Columbia
MO

Community Development/ Spanish Interpretation/ Cultural Competency

Ginger Deason

Heifer International NC Coastal Plains Field Coordinator

NC

Organization & Project Development/ Participatory Training

Murtado Bustillo

Professional Translation &Interpretation Services

NC
Interpretation/ Cultural Competency
Andrea Arias
Center for Participatory Change
NC
Interpretation/ Cultural Competency/ Policy
Maria Alvarez
NIFI
NY
Record Keeping/Spanish Interpretation
Alison Cohen
Heifer Northern Program
NY

Organization Development/ Project Planning/ Participatory Training

Aley Kent
Heifer Northern Field Coordinator
NY

Project Development/Participatory Training/ Organization Development

Tony Machacha
Immigrant Farmer Specialist
OR

Cultural Competency/ Project Evaluation/ Sustainability/Policy

Albert Canales

University of Texas at Pan Am

TX/NM
 Record Keeping
Alice Johnson
Highlander Research & Education Center
TN

Interpretation/ Participatory Training/ Cultural Competency

Adrian de Los Santos

University of Texas at Pan Am

TX
Record Keeping
Dr. Carpenter
Texas A&M
TX
Livestock Specialist
Malaquias Flores
Washington State University Hispanic Farmers Program
WA
Record Keeping
Colleen Donovan
Heifer Northwest
WA
Project Development/Enterprise Development
Quinton Robinson
Rural Coalition
Washington DC
Record Keeping/ Legal Issues
Lorette Picciano
Rural Coalition
Washington DC

Policy/ Organization & Project Development/ Participatory Training/ Record Keeping

Debra Livingstone
Rural Coalition
Washington DC

Record Keeping/Organization & Project Development/Policy

Yimeem Vu
Consultant
Washington DC

Enterprise Development/ Interpretation

Will Allen
Growing Power
WI

Organic Production/ Organization & Project Development/ Participatory Training