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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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14 November 2017

GoFarm’s Weigert Rocks

GoFarm’s Weigert Rocks

Pomai Weigert is GoFarm Hawai‘i’s new agbusiness consultant! She will consult with program participants, including beginning farmer-training students and agribusinesses statewide.

 

Weigert has extensive experience in marketing, community relations, agritourism, value-added production, and social media. She has served as a consultant to the Hawai‘i AgriTourism Association and as marketing and community relations director for Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm, and she was recently named one of the “5 Women Rocking the Food Scene in Hawai‘i” by Forbes magazine.

In other GoFarm news, Leonard Hall and Priscilla Carbajal explain why they farm in the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture’s newest Buy Local, It Matters TV spot. As first-generation growers, they are motivated by their care for the land and the people and their hope for a healthier, happier, more sustainable future for everyone in the Islands.