The BIG Idea

What is the big idea, and why should anyone care about it? Sunday May 5th, we had a workshop with Neil Hannahs of Ho’okele Strategies. Having worked as the head of Kamehameha Schools Land Assets Division for many years, Neil is very familiar with big ideas in agriculture. In this workshop he shared with the … Read more

West Hawai‘i, Day 3 — Agriculture Awareness

Saturday mornings are great for farmer’s markets! We started bright and early at the Parker School Farmer’s Market where we saw a wide variety of farm goods and value added products from fresh tomatoes and strawberries to jams, goat cheese and even alpaca yarn. Most importantly (to some), it is the perfect place to grab … Read more

Kauai Seminar Day 4

On Day 4 of the Kauai Seminar we jumped into a crisp and cool morning at Kauai Farmacy. We were happily greeted by owners Doug and Jenna and a wonderful concoction of medicinal herbal teas grown onsite. Their operation focuses on growing a diversity of medicinal plants, drying them onsite, and adding value by preparing … Read more

The Only Way for Agriculture in Hawai‘i to Survive is to Work Together…

This was the common message echoed on our visit to Kauai.  Our day started at Grove Farm in Lihue, the largest private landownership in Kauai. Passion driven is how I would describe Arryl Kaneshiro, a 4th generation farmer, Kauai Council Chairman and Grove Farm Project Manager and Dave Hinazumi, Vice President of Grove Farm.   … Read more

Seminar 5 — Kauai – Our next adventure!

Our first day on Kauai for Class XVI was welcome by beautiful sunshine and no rain! Being a very odd and cold winter this year, every one was happy to get some sunshine and a cool breeze. The first stop, Kauai Coffee. We were graciously welcomed by operations manager and Ag Leadership alumni Tim Martin … Read more

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