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Get Technical About Ag

  • 12 April 2019
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Get Technical About Ag

Know someone who wants to work in a beautiful environment and be an integral part of research and Extension that will help ag producers and members of the community throughout the state? Let them know that two agricultural research technician III positions are now open at Waiakea Station and Mealani Station on the Big Island. Pictured here are ag techs Mary Kaheiki, Eric Magno, and Dayle Tsuha (left to right), along with students, at the Waiakea Station.

Successful candidates for this position will perform a variety of functions in the conduct of agricultural research and operations and should have knowledge of and experience with basic farming methods, routine agricultural work operations and processes, and standard agricultural tools and equipment. Applicants should also possess the ability to perform arithmetic calculations, record data, and recognize diseased plants. They should have knowledge of experimental design requirements and farming methods in crop propagation; care of farm animals and poultry; safety precautions and use of fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides; care and use of pastures; and/or care of farm tools and equipment. Find out more here (search for “agriculture” to locate the position).

Waiakea Station is located outside of Hilo, Hawai‘i, on 195 acres of land. Its primary research focus is on flowers and ornamentals (anthuriums, orchids), tropical root crops (cassava, sweet potatoes, taro), and tropical fruits and nuts (macadamia nuts, papayas). Mealani Station is located outside of Kamuela, Hawai‘i, on 196 acres of land. Its primary research focus is on genetic improvement of grass-fed beef cattle, grazing practices, and tea production.

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