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4-H for Hawai‘i

4-H for Hawai‘i 8 June 2017

4-H for Hawai‘i

It's not just livestock

Beyond livestock, 4-H promotes youth well-being, leadership skills, community engagement, and STEM activities, says state coordinator Jeff Goodwin.

The Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees 7 June 2017

The Bee’s Knees

Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences’s Scott Nikaido explains the importance of pollinators to Hawai‘i crops and how people can support pollinator health by using fewer insecticides and more pollinator-friendly plants.

Prepared Youth

Prepared Youth 17 May 2017

Prepared Youth

Hawai‘i is the second state that trained adults to instruct kids in a youth preparedness national pilot project. 3 4-H agents were certified through the Hawai‘i Youth Preparedness Initiative.

A Web Winner

A Web Winner 11 May 2017

A Web Winner

Hawai‘i Association of County Agricultural Agents nominated Andrea Kawabata for their national organization’s Communications Award for her coffee berry borer beetle website.

GoFarm Grows

4 May 2017

GoFarm Grows

The GoFarm Hawai‘i beginning farmer training program received new grants from the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and Kamehameha Schools.

Prevent the Parasite

4 May 2017

Prevent the Parasite

With new cases of rat lungworm reported in the Islands, Extension Agent Jari Sugano was featured on Hawaii News Now offering some tips on reducing the risk of the disease.

Gut Feeling

Gut Feeling 4 May 2017

Gut Feeling

GoFarm and Ag Incubator alumnus and entrepreneur Rob Barreca and graduate student Surely Wallace promoted fermented foods in a recent Honolulu Star-Advertiser article.

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28 September 2017

Delegates to National 4-H Congress

Delegates to National 4-H Congress
The State committee reviewed the senior portfolios, interviewed the 4-H’ers and have come up with a list of 10 delegates qualified to represent Hawaii at this year’s National 4-H Congress in late November.  Manawalea 4-H member Colby Johnson was selected to be a Congress delegate.

 

Colby has been a 4-H member for 5 years in three different states (Texas, Colorado and the last two years here in Hawaii) and has been involved in the poultry, shooting sports, foods and nutrition and small engines projects.  He currently serves as a jr. leader for the small engines project but has also been involved in various club activities.

 

(Colby with his entry for his club’s recent food show).

 

 The complete list of selected delegates are:

 

1.   Jayda Cortez - Maui

2.   Danica Galindo - Maui

3.   Kylie Ginoza - Maui

4.   Emma Harris - Kauai

5.   Lauryn Ige - Maui

6.   Colby Johnson - Oahu

7.   Lindsey Kimoto - Maui

8.   Megan Koga - Maui

9.   Sydney Suzuki - Kona

10. Malie Watanabe – Maui

 

Congratulations to Colby and the rest of the 4-H’ers!