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Working with Hispanic/Latino Audiences: Reaching Out in Kentucky

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The goal of the State Reaching Hispanic/ Latino Audiences is to prepare Kentucky Cooperative Extension to access the and meet the needs of Latino-Hispanic audiences by providing culturally competent resources, professional development, and collaborative networks. Following are resources that agents can use when planning and delivery programs at the local level.

Kentucky Cooperative Extension-Working with Hispanic-Latino Audiences Newsletter-provides a periodic update on the  educational resources and information related to Hispanic and Latino Audiences
Volume 1, Issue 1-February 9, 2004
Volume 1, Issue 2-October 15,2005

Extensión en Español- A national clearinghouse for Spanish-language educational resources operated by and for Extension professionals.

Command Spanish-A handy sheet to keep on you desk and near your telephone that gives common English-Spanish phrases for customer service to Latino/Hispanic audiences.

National Immigrant Farming Initiative Bibliography of Bilianqual Agricultural Dictionaries and Glossaries- The National Immigrant Farming Initiative has developed a list of bilingual dictionaries and glossaries of agricultural terms intended to provide information about resources for interpreting, translating, or just improving vocabulary in an agricultural context. The dictionaries are grouped by language, and then listed in alphabetical order. For each publication, the bibliographic information, a brief description, and ordering information is provided.  If Extension staffs are involved in printing and publishing they may find an agricultural dictionary useful.

Rural Hispanics at a Glance-This brochure provides the latest information from the 2000 Census and other Federal data sources about Hispanics living in non-metro counties. Growth and geographic dispersion, demographic characteristics, recent indicators of social and economic conditions, labor market, income, poverty, and social service indicators for non-metro Hispanics are highlighted.

Spanish Handbook-This handbook is a quick guide for communicating in Spanish developed by Lyn Borders.  It provides information on the Spanish alphabet and pronunciation.  Common phrases, courtesy expressions, and terms for conversational Spanish are provided.  Great for the beginner.

Spanish Interpreters-Welcome to the Kentucky Cabinet of Human rights list of Spanish translators and interpreters.  The purpose of this list is to assist local human rights commissions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, community based organizations and community leaders to find a translator or an interpreter to work with their Spanish-speaking client.