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June 2018 Newsletter

Dakota Valentine had always had an interest in mechanics. He also knew that to be successful in this field he would need to pursue a degree. He had some experience working in a local grocery store and had spent several years as a farmworker caring for cattle, baling hay and detasseling corn. This work was always done in the hottest times of the year and he knew it was not the long-term career he was looking for.

May 2018 Newsletter

Luis Lopez, from Norfolk, Nebraska, was recruited as a Proteus client in January, 2017 by former Proteus Case Manager, Anna Santos. When Anna moved, Maria Schinstock took over managing Luis’ journey, which will come to an end when he graduates from the welding program at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska

April 2018 Newsletter

Working on a seasonal basis for a local dairy farmer near Postville, Iowa, was not going to provide Hector Galvan with the future he wanted. Knowing he needed to obtain skills in a school setting, he looked into enrolling at Northeast Iowa Community College’s mechanic program. At orientation, Hector was disheartened to learn that there was no financial support due to his DACA status.

March 2018 Newsletter

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. In 2018 we celebrate the 18th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day!

February 2018 Newsletter

Proteus staff in Nebraska met Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and the Palestinian Ambassador when they attended the AFOP Health & Safety Leadership Conference in Washington DC.

January 2018 Newsletter

When Sam Iwig attended the dairy science orientation at Northeast Iowa Community College in the spring of 2015, he visited Proteus’s booth and filled out a yellow card with information about enrolling. Little did he know that by doing so, he had started his path to assistance both financially and in finding a career

December 2017 Newsletter

Brandan Hargens met Case Manager Melissa Rude at a job fair at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon Iowa. After struggling to keep up with bills while he was working on his degree, Brandon was excited to hear about the assistance Proteus provides to support education. Previous to attending school, he had worked as a seasonal farmworker while serving in the Army National Guard.

November 2017 Newsletter

When Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch visited farm markets in southwest Indiana, she stopped by the McKinnley Orchard, Melon Acres and Big Peach. During her visit, Proteus Case Manager Debra Theriac had the opportunity to discuss the programs and services Proteus offers.

October 2017 Newsletter

Haylie Osborn first heard of Proteus during a classroom presentation. She was enrolled in the nursing program at Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa, and working toward her degree and working various jobs to provide extra income to her family. She qualified for the National Farmworkers Job Program through her husband who was a seasonal farmworker at Lamoni Livestock Auctions.

Film Event – Food Chains

About the Film In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is […]