male migrant worker smiling for the camera

Artemio (Timmy), Seasonal Agricultural Worker from Mexico

I come from Mexico where I live about 12 hours north of Mexico City. I’ve been coming to this farm, only this farm, for 21 years.

I have two children – my son is 15 and my daughter 9. I call them every day. In the first years, it was really difficult to be away from them, but now it’s normal.

I learned about the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program from a friend. I like everything about the work. It’s a good farm. I mostly work in the potato packing building but work all over the farm.

In Mexico, there’s no jobs but here, I earn money and can help my family more. In Mexico, my dad was a farmer. We grew sugar cane.