The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) and its member organizations serve farmworkers in 49 states and Puerto Rico. We provide job training, pesticide safety education, emergency assistance, and an advocacy voice for the people who prepare and harvest our food.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by providing advocacy for the member organizations that serve them.
The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs has been an advocate for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States since 1971. The thread that binds the Association is the concept that training and education can provide the launching pad to a better and more stable life for the workers who plant, tend, and harvest the crops that Americans consume at their tables.
Accordingly, member agencies receive grants from the United States Department of Labor and other governmental entities to administer programs that upgrade farmworkers’ skills and provide essential education, including English proficiency for those whose native tongue is another language.