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Mayagüez Service Center Celebrates 5 Días con Nuestra Tierra

Eng Rolando Collazo, José L. Zamora, DC Zulma García, SCT Yadira Feliciano & SC Esperanza AvilésNRCS coworkers participated in the “5 Días con Nuestra Tierra” Agricultural Fair at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez campus (RUM) last month. The Fair was held March 11 – 15, 2014, and is the largest Agriculture Fair in Puerto Rico. It is a very important outreach activity, with over 75,000 people from across the island visiting the animal and plant exhibits, educational forums and agency information booths. The NRCS Mayagüez Service Center coordinated the participation of NRCS employees from other field offices, and distributed conservation literature to students from all grade levels, teachers, farmers and the general public. For more information on 5 Días con Nuestra Tierra, please visit http://agricultura.uprm.edu/5dias/ or contact the Mayagüez Field Office at 787-831-3464..

(ABOVE: Engineer Rolando Collazo, José L. Zamora (Esperanza’s husband), District Conservationist, Zulma García, Soil Conservation Technician Yadira Feliciano, and Soil Conservationist Esperanza Avilés stroll down the parade route.)

NRCS Posse: Staff & family members participate in the Fair kick-off parade parade selfie!
NRCS Posse: Staff & family members participate in the Fair kick-off parade. (Celis -Rolando’s wife- and José -Esperanza’s husband- joined in the parade). Parade posse selfie!
Staff pose at the NRCS booth during 5 Días con Nuestra Tierra. Soil Scientist, Samuel Ríos, describes the different soil series found in Puerto Rico to students.
From left to right: District Conservationist, Zulma García; Soil Conservationist, Esperanza Avilés; Soil Conservation Technician, Yadira Feliciano; Veterans Special Emphasis Program Manager, Luis García; Soil Scientist, Samuel Ríos; and Engineer, Rolando Collazo pose at the NRCS booth during 5 Días con Nuestra Tierra. Soil Scientist, Samuel Ríos, describes the different soil series found in Puerto Rico to elementary school students.