ALP Class XVII Hawaii/Maui Trip Day One

Aloha! My name is Stephanie Mock, participant of the Ag Leadership Class XVII and this is my first blog post for our class detailing the first day of our Hawaii Island & Maui travel seminar during September 2021. You’ll see that links have been included that provide more background information on each of the sites … Read more

Legitimize Immediately and Often!

Facilitation Training Facilitation Activity in Progress View from ALP Alumni Dinner After our first day together in the field, class XVII had a 2-day in-class facilitation training with Donna R. Ching of The Pacific Center for Collaboration (https://www.pacificcollaboration.com/). Although the original plan was to utilize Plant Quarantine’s boardroom, a faulty A/C made us seek refuge … Read more

T- 3…2…1…Liftoff…ALP Class XVII has launched!

“T- 3…2…1…Liftoff!” ALP Class XVII has begun their journey into the realm of agricultural leadership and network building. While the initial launch window was adjusted due to the pandemic, and the entire approach was reprogrammed to begin with virtual learning, ALP Class XVII is now well on their way. Meet the adaptive leaders who were … Read more

Floating Our Way to the End of Our MA Stay — Building Ships and Harvesting Cranberries

A bright start to a new day and new adventure starting in New Bedford. We had split up for dinner, and were regrouping in familiar territory, the hotel lobby. The New Bedford Harbor Hotel was nice, but like our navigation through Massachusetts, getting where you needed to go wasn’t always so straightforward. Here, getting to … Read more

Sept. 18 — Day 10 of the National Trip

Our morning started a little earlier than usual as we checked out of the Red Roof Inn and made our way West to our only visit of the day, The Country Hen. The Country Hen was started in 1988 and produces organic, cage-free Omega-3 eggs. How do they make it you are probably thinking? They … Read more

Diversified Ag in West Mass

As we exited the Red Roof Inn to start another big day exploring ag in Western Massachusetts, we were greeted by a crisp 47 degree air temperature. We had a slight change in schedule and the 9:15 am late start was delightful. We mosied up to Sugarloaf Mountain which provided some epic views overlooking the … Read more

The Abundant Farm Lands of Western Massachusetts by Julia Nemoto & Olelo pa’a Ogawa

Aloha kakahiaka from Massachusetts! Bright Monday morning we were welcomed with crispy chilled fresh air and beautiful blue skies. Almost everywhere we drove to, we were surrounded by green vegetation and many trees. Our first visit for the day was at CISA, a community involved in sustaining agriculture. Margaret Christie, Special Projects Director shared valuable … Read more

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