Language Interpreters and Translators, Signers, and Braillists
Below is a listing of some resources to contact if the need arises for
interpreting and translating services. Most private individuals or organizations
probably will charge for their services. Kansas NRCS has identified several
employees or Earth Team (ET) volunteers, and other personnel from conservation
districts, Rural Development (RD), and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) that could
assist in interpreting or translating.
- Kansas District Courts generally have people they use as interpreters and
District Courts Web site lists all the courts with phone numbers. If you
call the Clerk of the District Court, he or she can probably give you a name.
However you must remember these interpreters and translators probably have a
regular job so you would need to make arrangements with them.
Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1-800-432-0698
- Language teachers. You may want to check with your local high school,
college, community college, or technical school to determine if they have
someone who could interpret or translate.
- Cultivate Kansas City staff and board members are fluent in English, Hmong, Korean, Spanish,
and German. Other language resources are available if needed.
- Braillists and Sign Language Interpreters,
Commission on Disability Concerns.
- NRCS employees, ET volunteers, and others:
- James Pena, NRCS Soil Conservation Technician, Ulysses Field Office (FO)
- Toni Lyn Larson, ET volunteer, Effingham FO
- Litza Y. Lopez-Ramos, Soil Conservationist, Garden City FO
- German: Patty Hageman, FSA Manhattan SO
- Russian: Lilya Peters (daughter-in-law of Brenda Peters, District Manager,
McPherson County Conservation District) is Russian and can interpret and
translate Russian and speaks Croatian.
- Spanish: Elva Yanez, RD Specialist, Garden City FO, Spanish bi-lingual, can interpret and translate.
Policy and Guidance
This website contains information on the general 2010 US census. It gives
you general population demographics within your county and can even be
broken down by township and/or city within your county. When you bring up
this site select Kansas from the drop down menu in the left hand column.
Next click on “areas within” and select counties/municipalities to search.
Then select your county from the drop down menu. If you want to gather
information for a specific city or township click on “areas within” and
select minor civil divisions. This will allow you to get a population
breakdown by township or city in your county.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics
This link will take you to the ag census webpage which was last updated in
2007. Select your county from the list and a fact sheet will be displayed
with all the agricultural information you would ever want to know about your
county. The demographic information you are looking for is at the bottom
right hand column on the second page of the fact sheet.
Economic Research Service Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
- ZIPskinny - U.S.