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.
Who doesn’t want more bananas? Learn how to propagate healthy, disease-free banana plants using macropropagation techniques at the Banana Macropropagation Workshop Part 2 offered by Cooperative Extension faculty and staff on five islands!
The workshop will show participants how to multiply banana corms using materials generated from Part 1 of the Workshop. It will also include, if needed, a review of the following topics: propagation of clean banana plants through macropropagation techniques, identification and management of Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV), and a demonstration of rapid BBTV detection using AmplifyRP® test kits.
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