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Alumna Melelani Oshiro will be the new assistant Livestock agent on the Big Island, based at the Kona CES office. She earned a BS in Agriculture at UHH, a second BS in Animal Science at Massey University in New Zealand, and an MS in Animal Science from CTAHR. Mele has a wide range of experience, having worked for Mark Thorne (HNFAS) as a research assistant on pasture and cattle production; at a horse stud farm in New Zealand; and as a veterinarian technician. She will take over the livestock Extension program from Glen Fukumoto, who retired at the end of December 2018. Please welcome Mele when she starts on March 1!