News and Events
Beyond livestock, 4-H promotes youth well-being, leadership skills, community engagement, and STEM activities, says state coordinator Jeff Goodwin.
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.
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.
Hawai‘i Association of County Agricultural Agents nominated Andrea Kawabata for their national organization’s Communications Award for her coffee berry borer beetle website.
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.
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.
GoFarm and Ag Incubator alumnus and entrepreneur Rob Barreca and graduate student Surely Wallace promoted fermented foods in a recent Honolulu Star-Advertiser article.
All are invited to attend the interview presentations of the candidates for junior/assistant Extension agent for livestock on Hawai‘i Island. Each candidate will speak on the topic of “Developing a Livestock Extension Program in Hawai‘i County.” Whitney Boteilho will give her talk on Monday, December 10, and Melelani Oshiro will give her talk on Wednesday, December 12. Both presentations will take place at UH Manoa, Ag. Sci. 219 at 10:30 a.m. Those attending at a distance can join in via Zoom. Candidates’ CVs can be found by logging in at the CTAHR employees webpage. For more information, contact Soo-jin Jun at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Thorne at email@example.com.