LLEAD; Michigan agriculture; Hispanic farmers; oral history; grants review

Juan Marinez

 Juan Marinez, is a graduate of Michigan State University. He was  the MSU Extension program director, and joined MSU Extension in 1973 as a program leader in special programs. He also served as a regional Extension supervisor for MSU Extension. From 1999 to 2002, he worked for Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman as the national program coordinator on farm workers and secured $20 million to farm workers who had been negatively affected by natural disasters, the first-ever available funds to go to farm worker assistance during a natural disaster.