Agricultural Guest workers in Ohio: What We Know and Where We’re Going

Please see the Agricultural Guestworkers in Ohio_invite for an exciting hybrid event presenting some novel research and a panel discussion about H-2A farmworkers in Ohio. All who are interested in the status of on-farm workers and agricultural labor issues in the state are very welcome! For those attending in person, light refreshments will be served. Please direct any questions to Dr. Margaret Jodlowski (, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. 

The program is In-Person or Virtual on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, and the program is 1-2:30 pm or Reception: 2:30-3:30 pm

In-Person Location: Room 250A Agricultural Administration Building; or Virtually via Zoom

Register here!

Please join OSU Extension in a research presentation and panel discussion on H-2A farmworkers in Ohio.

Please join the Department of Extension at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (OCHLA) to learn more about agricultural guest workers in our state. Each year, OCHLA publishes Latino Community Reports designed to educate and facilitate discussion on particular challenges and opportunities facing Hispanic Ohioans. This season’s publication focuses on the H-2A guestworker population in Ohio. Anisa Kline, Ph.D. candidate in the Dept of Geography at OSU and author of the report, will present original research results from her survey of 285 H-2A workers statewide, and stakeholders from across sectors will respond to her findings. Public Q&A and reception with light refreshments will follow.

Panelists: Silvia Hernandez (Starting Point Outreach Center), Dr. José Salinas (Ohio Migrant Education Center), Phil Riehm (Riehm’s Produce), and Dr. Margaret Jodlowski (Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, OSU). Moderated by OCHLA’s Executive Director, Lilleana Cavanaugh.


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