Sunrise in Kona, NELHA, Leadership Seminar

Seminar 5 Day 4 – Hawai‘i Day 4 started out with a relaxed feeling…must’ve been due to the wonderful accommodations (made possible by Brandi’s sister!) which allowed us to fall asleep and wake to the sound of the ocean. After a little morning coffee we caravanned to our last site for this seminar, Hawaii Ocean … Read more

Nuts, Coffee and Alumni Potluck

Seminar 5 Day 3 – Hawai‘i Our day began by saying goodbye to the beautiful Pahala Plantation house. We were introduced to our first speaker of the day, Randy Mochizuki of Royal Hawaiian Orchards. He covered topics from macadamia plant anatomy to operations on the farm. Next stop- Ka’u Coffee! We visited Lorie Obra of Rusty’s … Read more

Who we are…

We haven’t yet introduced ourselves on this blog so here we go (as we stand on the steps of Hawaiian Vanilla Company on the Island of Hawai’i): (L to R) bottom row: Pauline Sato – Program Director Derrick Kiyabu – Assistant Farm Manager, MA’O Organic Farms Miki Tomita – Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, University … Read more

It all Began Here…in Hilo

Seminar 1 Day 1 Hawai‘i What a fantastic first day we had!  We have a wonderful team of class members and the speakers who generously shared their time with us were fantastic!  Special thanks to Stevie Whalen of Hawai’i Agriculture Research Center, Jeff Melrose of Island Planning, Barry Taniguchi and Derek Kurisu of KTA Superstores, … Read more

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