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CLN Advisory Collective 

Javier Medina


Mariemines Ortiz


Joan Graniela

Since 2018, mano-Y-ola, in cooperation with USDA-NRCS state offices across the United States, has recruited more than 60 interns. Many are in a graduate program or working at NRCS offices nationwide, including Puerto Rico. In addition, several continued to volunteer time to lead and serve as CLN Advisory Collective members.


The primary purpose of the Advisory is to establish direct and ongoing connections with USDA agencies to:

  1. Help promote young Hispanic talent across USDA.

  2. Organize education activities to support agricultural conservation.

  3. Assist mano-Y-ola’s team in planning and growing future internship programs.

The CLN Advisory Collective promotes young professional Hispanic talent and accomplishments while connecting with agencies, Hispanic professionals in agriculture, student groups, and interns.

Promoting Agricultural Ideas 
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Advisory Mini Series 

This video series was created for agricultural enthusiasts: farmers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and those interested in learning about farming incentives offered by the federal government.


In this project, we will be inviting local farmers to share their experiences and to act as examples as we together promote new agricultural ideas.


In our videos, we will be sharing methods of soil and water conservation as well as providing information about different federal programs and grants available to new farmers.

We want to make videos that you want to see!

  • Was the material helpful?

  • What topics are you curious about, or what informational needs do you have?

  • Do you know a farmer we should interview?

Let’s journey together on the agricultural conservation path.

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