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José García-Pabón Biography

jg-p145x183Phone: 425 357-6008

Address: 600 128th st. SE
Everett, WA 98208

Areas of Interest

  • Latinos in Food and Agriculture and Sustainability
  • Latino Small Business Development
  • Cultural Competency Working with Latino Audiences


  • B.S. Agronomy, University of Kassel, Germany, 1983
  • M.S. Farming Systems Research and Extension, University of Florida, 1994
  • Ph.D. Agricultural Extension and Education, University of Minnesota, 2001

Outreach and Extension

I have been involved in extension and education since the early days of my professional career.  I worked in international development and cooperation in various countries in Latin America in areas including vocational education in agriculture, technical assistance to small and limited-resource farmers and rural small business, planning and evaluation of projects in rural areas, and coordination and implementation of rural development initiatives.  Domestically, I concentrated in areas related to Latinos in food and agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and small business and economic development.

I am continuing this work in the position of Latino Community Studies and Outreach serving Latino communities to enhance their quality of life and collaborating with Extension educators and other professionals to provide relevant programs and effective assistance to the Latino population. I welcome partnerships with professionals and organizations serving the Latino community

Writings and Publications

Garcia, J.L. (2010).  Farm risks among Latino farmers in Missouri: An approximation.  Culture and Agriculture Journal.

Garcia, J.L. (2009).  Why don’t they come?” Training Needs and Approaches to Working with Latinos.  Journal of Extension (JOE).  Submitted

Garcia, J.L., Lucht, J. (2009).  Latino Farmers in Missouri: Risks, Services and Implications for Extension.  Journal of Extension (JOE).

Garcia, J.L., Martz, F. (2006).  Sustainable Agriculture: Theory and Practice.   Undergraduate course developed for the Sustainable Agriculture Degree Program of the University of Missouri.

Garcia, J.L., Menanteau, D. (2001).  Ethnic Issues in the Delivery of Social Services: Characteristics and Perceptions of Hispanic Agencies.  Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Garcia, J.L., Englund, L. (2000). Participatory Approaches to Community Development.  Graduate course developed for the Department of Work, Community and Family Education, University of Minnesota.

Garcia, J. L., Valderrama, F., Thevoz, L., Garcia, A., Zelada, E., Zubieta-Herrera, J. (1998).  Municipio Productivo: Promoción Económica Rural, (Productive Municipality: Rural Economic Promotion). La Paz, Bolivia: Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Bolivian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Rural Development.

Garcia, J.L., Thevoz, L. (1998). La Promocion Económica en los Municipios Rurales  (The Economic Promotion in Rural Municipalities).  Pro-Campo: Journal for Rural Development, No. 81, La Paz, Bolivia: CID.

Garcia, J.L. (Dec. 1994). Gender Issues in Agriculture in Luribay Valley, Bolivia (Master’s Research).  Resources in Education.  Columbus: The Ohio State University.

Garcia, J.L. (1983).  An Ecclesiastic Program for Development, Education, and Action (in German). In Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s Religion and Development, Contributions to the Discussion on Reciprocal Effects and Perspectives, p. 157-165. Bonn, Germany: Liberal Publishers.

Garcia, J.L. (1988). Course text: Introduction to Economics and Administration of Agricultural Enterprises (in Spanish), Agricultural Institute “Calasanz”, León, Nicaragua.