Hoaloha Farms to DISC Analysis

“Build biology, build biology, build biology! And be willing to give to receive.” A few of the many words from Bobby Pahia that struck a chord with me while visiting Hoaloha Farms in Waikapu on our first stop of day 4. Bobby’s spirit was full of Aloha and as he told his story his wisdom … Read more

Seminar 3, Day 3 – The Adventure Continues!

It’s a beautiful morning in Kihei, Maui.  As a Maui girl, I couldn’t be happier waking up across the street from the very beach park that I swam and played at growing up….Kamaole Beach Park III.  Lots of good memories with ohana and friends!  Well, it’s time to start “Day 3” of our Agricultural Leadership … 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

ALP Class XV — Seminar 3, Day 2

First stop-Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) We met with Rick Volner, Jr., (ALP Class IX) General Manager, HC&S and Garrett Hew, (ALP Class XIII) President of East Maui Irrigation (EMI) Company, to discuss HC&S operations and challenges. It is amazing to learn about the history of this 140 year company and how they manage the … Read more

ALP Class XV: Day 1, Seminar 3 ~ Maui

Early morning arrival at UH Mānoa’s Cooperative Extension Service Office on Maui and met with Cynthia Reeves, County Administrator for CTAHR. It has been about 3 months since we saw each other and catching up with everyone while getting quick breakfast. They said every good leader needs to negotiate, but doesn’t have to do it … Read more

From Haleakala to Lānaʻi City

Seminar 6 Day 1 – Maui & Lana‘i Greg Kristin and Ashley It was a bright morning when we all met one more time at Maui airport.  The first stop was at Haleakala Ranch Co.  We had a warm welcome from Bobby, Greg and Kristin. Kristin showing the eggs processing machine Not only a stunning … Read more

From Haleakala to Mauna Kahalawai

Seminar 4 Day 3 – Maui Class XIV started our third day on Maui with a visit and hike into Haleakala Ranch’s Waikamoi Preserve, with Pat Biley of The Nature Conservancy. Pat explaining the trial process of using the Secusio moth to mitigate fireweed growth. The Waikamoi Preserve is a home to many native and … Read more

Winery & Ranch, Lavender and Hydroponic Lettuce

Seminar 4 Day 2 (cot.) – Maui The group headed Upcountry to visit Tedeschi Winery and Ulupalakua Ranch. We were lucky it was a bottling day at the winery. Hearing about the diversification of agriculture at Ulupalakua was really interesting for the group….always thinking forward while preserving the past. After a great lunch with local … Read more

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