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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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23 November 2018

Stopping ROD on Eco-Tours

Stopping ROD on Eco-Tours

The Cooperative Extension forestry team is teaming up with the island Invasive Species Committees, Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry & Wildlife, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, and Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association to offer a series of free workshops for eco-tour operators on how to avoid spreading the pathogen that causes Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD), little fire ants, gorse, and other invasive species. Since ROD was identified on Hawai‘i Island in 2014, the introduced disease has killed hundreds of thousands of native ‘ōhi‘a trees. More recently, one of the fungi causing ROD was detected on Kaua‘i, reinforcing the need for stronger and collaborative tactics to stop invasive species from entering and spreading within the Hawaiian Islands. The free workshops will be given on Hawai‘i Island (Kona) on Tuesday, November 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; on Maui on Wednesday, November 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; on O‘ahu on Wednesday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; on Hawai‘i Island (Hilo) on Thursday, December 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; and on Kaua‘i on Wednesday, December 12, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Interested eco-tour operators can register at the Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death website. The workshops will also feature a new how-to video by OCS media specialist Godwin Polendey. The trainings should be good for business as well as good for the forest; Corie Yanger, the Cooperative Extension ROD educational specialist and one of the main organizers for the workshops, explains that she and other program collaborators will be partnering with HEA over the next year to bolster invasive species prevention requirements for the eco-tour certification process overseen by HEA.