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.
UH Manoa first Plant Sciences Symposium was held at the UH Manoa Innovation Lab (iLab) with the theme Phytobiomes for Sustainable Agriculture. The student-run symposium was sponsored by CTAHR and DuPont Pioneer. Featured speakers included CTAHR’s Nhu Nguyen (Tropical Plant and Soils Sciences), Anthony Amend from the UH Department of Botany; Linda Kinkel, University of Minnesota; Gary Felton, Penn State University; and Eugenia Munaro, DuPont Pioneer. Students competed for UHM Bookstore gift cards in the poster presentation competition—the winners were Joey Ooka (Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering) in first place, Dylan Oates (Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences) in second and Justin Calpito (Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences) in third. If you’re interested in being on the 2019 committee to make the next symposium just as great, please complete the bottom portion of this Google form.