Other Ag News: Planning for Equity: A Puerto Rican Community Planner's Journey to USDA's Equity Commission
From September 15 through October 15, we acknowledge Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating equity champions in the Hispanic agricultural community. One of these champions is David Josué Carrasquillo-Medrano, a member of USDA Equity Commission’s Rural Community Economic Development (RCED) Subcommittee. As Executive Director of ¡Planifiquemos! in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carrasquillo-Medrano has spent years advancing equity and building community infrastructure in Puerto Rico. He has devoted his career to ensuring that underrepresented communities receive equal access to resources and opportunities.