O‘ahu Seminar Day 4, ALP Class XV

Note:  This post was made by Taylor Kellerman using Brett Miller’s login.  Many things change when one takes on a new professional position, including the ability to re-set a password without the original email account! Day four of our second Oahu Seminar started in beautiful Punalu’u at the Kamehameha Schools education complex.  We were joined … Read more

Seminar 4 : O’ahu, Day 3

Seminar 4: Day 3, Out Playing In The Field By Carolyn Unser Our third day was spent on the east side of Oahu, getting dirty, learning leadership skills, talking story, and, of course, eating. Top 5 activities of the day include:   1. Punalu’u is a place of abundance. After waking up in Kamehameha Schools’ … Read more

ALP Class XV: Seminar 3, Day 3: Maui and Moloka‘i

Day three is always my favorite day of the seminars. By day three, everyone has caught up with each other. We’ve set a theme for our seminar. Our minds have settled into learning mode. Even though we started day three “late”, I was up early and ready to go. We started the day by heading up country … Read more

Ag tourism, farmers market manual available

Reposted from: Hawaii Tribune Herald The University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service and UH-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources recently collaborated with five current farmers market and agritourism managers to craft a Hawaii-specific, best-practices manual. “Hawai‘i Farmers Market and Agritourism Venues: Best Food Business and Food Handling … 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

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

Dail Farms Visit, Roy Thagard and Jimmy & Deborah Dail

National Trip Day 8 County Extension Agent Roy Thagard introduced us to Daik Farms owners Jimmy and Deborah Dail.  Dail farms rotates tobacco and produce and also raise hogs for pork producer Murphy-Brown.  Tobacco starts out as seedlings in a hydroponic medium for 60-80 days.  One 7,500 sf shade house produces seedlings for 90 planted … Read more

Captiol Tour, AFB, Nat’l Sustainable Ag, DC Central Kitchen

National Trip Day 5 The day started off bright and early for some of us, as we headed out for a tour of the Capitol before the start of our official agenda. Our super awesome tour guide, Jennica’s cousin Paul Sullivan, astounded the group with his amazing catalog of historical facts and anecdotes about the … Read more

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