State Summary 2019 — Puerto Rico
1. Practicing different languages at the School Garden: https://conucos-bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/media/workshop/idiomas-en-el-huerto-escolar/Modulo_18_-_Idiomas.pdf
2. Seeds https://www.redconucos.org/modules/modulo-interactivo_nivel-elemental/
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
The Puerto Rico Ag in the Classroom program was re-activated at the end of July, 2019.
Puerto Rico has two state contacts:
Olgaly Ramos-Rodriguez is a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico-Utuado. She has an M.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Kansas State University. She currently heads the Department of Agricultural Technology and coordinates the Sustainable Agriculture program. She participates in outreach programs focusing on connecting students in public schools with agriculture and has developed participatory research projects with small farmers in the rural central area of Puerto Rico. Olgaly has been an Ag in the Classroom State Contact since August, 2019.
Edly Santiago-Andino is a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez. She has an M.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. She coordinates the Agricultural Education Program at UPR-Mayaguez. Edly and her students promote agricultural literacy across multiple schools in P.R., developing educational modules and engaging their faculty and students. She has been an Ag in the Classroom State Contact since September, 2019.