NEW MEXICO – New Mexico State University (NMSU), in collaboration with the University of Florida and the University of Arizona, launched a Hispanic needs assessment survey as part of a federal grant.
The initiative, which integrates the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service, will identify natural resource, wildlife and agricultural extension needs in Hispanic communities.
According to the university, the survey is targeted only to Hispanic adults living in New Mexico, Arizona or Florida and takes 15 minutes to complete.
Based on the results of the survey, the universities’ goals are to provide translated documents that will improve the accessibility of these communities to areas of knowledge in natural resource extension, wildlife and agriculture.
“Despite many efforts, there are still several barriers to effective delivery of Extension programs to members of Hispanic communities,” said Alvaro Romero, associate professor of urban entomology.
This initiative is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture as part of Developing a National Program to Provide Extension Resources in Spanish.