Translation Outreach Project
Together, the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD), the University of Maryland Extension (UME), MidAtlantic Farm Credit (MAFC) and the Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) are administering the Translation Outreach Project, which began in October of 2011. The project provides the growing populations of Vietnamese adn Korean poultry growers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with key conservation information translated in their native languages.
The work plan calls for a quarterly mailing of translated information and an annual workshop for each community. The translators used are young poultry growers who are well known and respected in their communities, who are responsible for translating all written material as well as presenting a PowerPoint at the workshops. The project is funded by a NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant and has so far focused on issues pertaining to CAFO permit requirements, comprehensive nutrient management plans, and routine maintenance.
The set of documents available through the Translation Outreach project are of interest to poultry growers across the nation and its territories and it will be shared. Currently, we are seeking an Vietnamese or Korean poultry growers, or agribusinesses that may know some, who are interested in recieving the newsletters. If you are interested in joining the mailing list for the quarterly newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will progress in getting you the requested material.
In the meantime, if you are interested in anything “poultry” (no matter what language you speak), please feel free to visit us at www.mafc.com or call us at 888.339.3334 – we’re here to help!