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Education, Health and Legal Services Resources

Farm WorkersMigrant farm workers frequently need referrals to other services. Here are some of the most requested services, along with websites information at the government agencies and nonprofit contractors that provide them.

Education Services

Proteus, Inc

New Iowans/ English Language Learners

Health Services

Proteus, Inc

Worker Rights and Legal Matters

Iowa Legal Aid

Bureau of Refugee Services

Iowa Civil Right Commission

IA Department of Homeland Security

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services – Iowa Office

Labor and Workplace Resources

Iowa Workforce Development


Iowa  Department of Labor

Other Services provided to MSFW and their employers by our Outreach Specialists:

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), through its MSFW program, uses an Outreach Effort Approach in providing services to migrant & seasonal farm workers. Outreach is person to person contact through home-farmwork site-camp visits and includes presentations, registrations, assessments, observations and conversations with MSFW to evaluate and determine if any need can be met by IWD services or thought referrals to appropriate community agencies.

Many of Iowa’s migrant & seasonal farm workers – the majority of whom have Hispanic roots – seek assistance from IWD which has bilingual and culturally sensitive staff. Often these MSFW need assistance in accessing Iowa traditional human services delivery systems because of their rural isolation, language barriers, cultural differences and especially their mobility.

Useful Web Links
Government Agencies and Offices

FirstGov en Espaņol - The government's new Spanish-language information web portal links visitors to the entire spectrum of Spanish-language websites and web pages available from federal and state governments.

www.govbenefits.gov [English]

Other Helpful Links:

Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

Extension Service - Iowa State University

Social & Economic Trend Analysis - Iowa State University

ERS (Economic Research Service)

WAOB (World Agricultural Outlook Board)

U.S. Census Bureau

National Agricultural Library

Ag Decision Maker


New Iowan Centers
Iowa Workforce

New Iowan Center - New Iowan Center locations are listed on this site.