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National Agriculture in the Classroom


Summary 2022 — Puerto Rico

State Contact

Ms. Olgaly Ramos-Rodriguez
University of Puerto Rico- Utuado
P.O. Box 2500
Utuado, PR 00641
P: 787.894.2828 ext. 2269

Innovative Programming

- interactive lessons transmitted live online (once a week for 8 weeks) to classrooms and homeschoolers. Registered participants were divided by grades (PK-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-6th grade). Participants received lesson information and material list every week. A certificate was awarded to each student at the end of the program.

Students from a community service course were assigned to develop/maintain school gardens during the Fall semester. More than ten schools were involved in this learning experience.

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

Not reported for 2022

Program Leader Biosketch

Puerto Rico has two Program Leaders

Edly Santiago-Andino is a Professor at the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez. She has a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez and a Ph.D. in Environmental Education and in Agricultural Education from Pennsylvania State University. She is the Agricultural Education Teacher Program Coordinator 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 Program Leader since September, 2019.

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 coordinates the Sustainable Agriculture program. She conducts 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 Program Leader since August, 2019.