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January 2014
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2014-112
Man in crop field with young boy on his shoulders.

Hispanic-Operated Farms, 2008

Youth, Injuries, & Safety


A survey of Hispanic farm operators estimated that 55% of Hispanic-operated farms had youth less than 20 years of age on their farm sometime during 2008.

  • 26,185 youth lived on these farms
  • 3,969 youth were hired by the farm operators
  • 470,829 youth were visitors to these farms
  • 50% of youth visitors were relatives
  • 7% of youth relatives visiting the farms performed work

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