Cesar Asuaje, M.S.
Extension Agent IV
University of Florida Agricultural Extension Agent Cesar Asuaje is the recipient of the 2014 National Extension Diversity Award, given by the Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Asuaje works in West Palm Beach, Fla. Knowing his audience is a hallmark of his success at improving safety for Hispanic farmworkers who are often poor, speak little or no English, and can't always read.
In his combined 29 years of Extension experience in Venezuela and South Florida, he has developed, delivered and evaluated educational opportunities that aim to protect agricultural workers from toxic chemicals, physical injury and death. Using highly visual, bilingual teaching techniques, Asuaje successfully helped 422 farmworkers complete pesticide certification, increasing hourly wages by $1.56 for those passing the test. His efforts in South Florida are extended to the Dominican Republic where he advised Extension agents on how to create and evaluate similar programs.
Areas of Expertise
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 561-233-1727
- Address: 559 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415