Cultural Competency: Understanding Old Order Cultures & How to Conduct Outreach to Mennonite and Amish Populations
Thursday, March 26, 2015
2:00 p.m. EDT
Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities ("Plain" communities) are expanding into states where they had previously not existed. Much of this growth has occurred over the last decade. These groups are also transforming the cultural and agricultural landscapes of the states where they relocate. Far from homogenous, the Plain sects are diverse, discreet subcultures with varying degrees of technology acceptance. This presentation will include demographics of the Plain sects, cultural distinctions, and opportunities for appropriate interactions.
Understanding different cultures and their impact on agricultural practices has long been an interest of Judson Reid, leading to his international agriculture major at Cornell University during his undergrad studies. Judson worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County for several years before completing his master degree in plant protection in the field of plant pathology and joining the Cornell Vegetable Program team of specialists in 2005. Today, Judson focuses on cultural practices, small farm operations, and season extension techniques.
A question & answer period will follow the presentation.
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