NRCS Dr. William Puckett, Acting Director for the Pacific Islands Area
Currently, Dr. William Puckett is the State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama. He started with the agency as a soil scientist in Florida in 1983. With numerous awards and recognition from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies, Dr. Puckett worked in several NRCS offices, including Washington, DC as the Deputy Chief for Science and Technology in 2007. His detail to Honolulu is 120 days and we thank Christine Clarke for her service as the previous Acting Director.
Natural Resources Conservation Service to hold Soil Health Training
The NRCS will host a series of Soil Health Field Days and classroom sessions for NRCS employees and partners. The goal of the training is to better prepare NRCS conservation planners to improve soil health, and to share NRCS expertise with local agricultural producers and partners. Read here.
Statewide coffee extension agent, Ms. Andrea Kawabata recently launched a new website to host information on coffee production, the coffee berry borer (CBB), CBB management, funding opportunities, CBB publications, upcoming events and announcements, coffee pests and problems, as well as information on the Little Fire Ant in coffee. Please follow the website below to receive the latest information regarding coffee production issues in Hawaii.