Agricultural Managers and Hispanic Agricultural Workers: The Impact of Cultural Differences

By:
Dr. Rosa Vozzo,
Dr. Dwight Hare,
Dr. Sue Minchew
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This study intended to determine the attitude toward Spanish speakers and their culture among students majoring in agricultural-related professions at Mississippi State University. Also, the study sought to discover cultural differences that could affect communication between agricultural managers and the Hispanic workforce in the state of Mississippi. An attitude questionnaire was administered to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Open interviews were conducted with students and professors at Mississippi State University, agriculture Hispanic workers, community leaders, crew leaders, and farmers.


Keywords: Agricultural Enterprises, Hispanic Workers, Attitude, Stereotypes, Culture
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , Agricultural Managers and Hispanic Agricultural Workers: The Impact of Cultural Differences


Dr. Rosa Vozzo

Foreign Language Instructor, Department of Foreign Languages
College of Arts and Sciences, Mississippi State University

Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Rosa Vozzo was born in The Dominican Republic and studied in Brazil and United States. She received her PhD in Education from Mississippi State University. She is an Instructor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Dwight Hare

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Dwight Hare received his PhD in Education from the University of North Carolina. He is a professor in Educational Foundations in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Mississippi State University.

Dr. Sue Minchew

Professor and Associate Dean, College of Education, Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Sue Minchew received her PhD in Education from Mississippi State University. She is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and is Associated Dean of the College of Education at Mississippi State University.

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