Oysters and Graduation!

Seminar 7 Day 4 – Oah‘u We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day in Kualoa on O’ahu’s windward side. And the site, Kualoa Ranch, was a prime location for our final gathering. Kualoa Ranch is run by the Morgan family, a long-time kamaʻāina family that has managed the lands within three ahupua’a for … Read more

Nothing stopping us now!

Seminar 7 Day 3 – Oah‘u When you start the day with a fallen tree in the road blocking your way, it might not be a good sign. But we’re ag leaders and nothing stops us!  Tyler made quick work on clearing the tree so that we could start our meeting at the Hawai’i Agricultural … Read more

Our Last Seminar

Seminar 7 Day 1 – Oah‘u It seems like just yesterday that we were driving through hog farms in North Carolina. Yet here we are, on the island of O’ahu, gathered for the last seminar of our program. We began our first day with the presentations of Capstone projects. The range of projects was very … Read more

Home. Sweet Home.

National Trip Day 14 After a looooong plane ride from Chicago, preceded by a much shorter one from Asheville, N.C. at the crack of dawn, we touched ground at home. SUCCESS! Mahalo to EVERYONE who helped make this a most memorable and educational journey!

Sunburst Trout Farm, Hop’n Blueberry, Group Dinner

National Trip Day 12 Our daily coordinator keeping us on schedule for the day… …and making sure everything is just right. Passed a paper mill in Canton, NC on the way to our first stop of the day. Wes from Sunburst Trout Farms gave a great tour of their processing facility, raceways and ponds, and … Read more

Asheville

National Trip Day 11 First morning we were treated to 30 degrees F, and frost on the plants. Inside the Van Wingerden International greenhouse.  They service many garden centers in the Southeast region, namely Homedepot. Next up on this bitter, cold morning was McConnell Farms.  They raise over 20 different crops on a 150 acre … Read more

Raleigh, North Carolina

National Trip Day 9 A rainy day in Raleigh. This says it all! Our first meeting was with the USDA APHIS Agriculture Pest Survey Program. Visiting the NC State Farmers Market and meeting with Dr. Blake Brown of NC Agriculture Leadership Program Look at the size of those carrots! Visiting to the North Carolina Dept. … Read more

Research Triangle, Cattle Co., and a winery!

National Trip Day 10 After a super couple of days in Raleigh, today we were off to the Research Triangle to meet with BASF and see this impressive area. We learned a lot about the many partnerships BASF has formed to provide a broad array of products used worldwide. Their technological advancements and productivity is … Read more

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