Adapting Ag

Mark your calendars for AG2019, October 15–16 at Hawaii Convention Center

Adapting Ag

Farmers have always had to be adaptable, thanks to the many unknowns and unexpected events that mark the career of a grower or rancher. Now, with the climate in a state of flux, adaptation is more important than ever before.

This is the theme of the Hawai‘i Agriculture Conference 2019—AGdaptation: Hawai‘i’s Growing Opportunity. Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai‘i, and Island Fresh Buy Local—It Matters, it will include speakers such as cattle rancher Michelle Galimba, economic development and land-use specialist Ed McMahon, and New Zealand Tourism Board chair Jamie Tuuta. CTAHR will be a sponsor, and plenty of the college’s faculty and students will exhibit or give presentations. The conference will also feature a Grower Buyer Meetup, at which farmers and producers can talk and share their products with potential buyers.

Ag2019 will be held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center October 15–16, so save the date…or just go ahead and secure your spot today. Students should note that there’s a student price that’s half off the regular registration fee. Check the conference registration page for more information!


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