USDA at Beltsville

At the metro station taking the bus… Happy faces this morning taking the bus to the USDA Ag research services in Beltsville after a 40 min ride on the Metro from Rosselyn to Greenbelt.  At this point of the trip we are Metro experts! Arriving at the USDA Ag research Center… Beautiful view of the … Read more

Beautiful Day, Rep. Hanabusa, Committees on Agriculture

National Trip Day 3It was another beautiful day here in the nation’s capitol.  D.C.’s a beautiful city and even more so with the cherry blossoms and magnolias in full bloom! We spent another day all dressed up in formal business attire. Tyler didn’t get the memo. uhhhh… business formal, Tyler? We had a pretty light … Read more

Class Meets Sen. Hirano, Sen. Schatz & Rep. Gabbard,

National Trip Day 2 Public Talk Story session with Senator Hirono Walking past our Nation’s Capitol Don’t try to use this elevator! All accounted for again…with shoes. Waiting to meet with Senator Schatz and staff Getting a ride on the Senate tram Meeting with Representative Gabbard Tulips!! Class XIV’s private meeting with Senator Hirono Pau … Read more

USDA Administrative Offices, Professional Lobbiest & Blackfin Tavern

National Trip Day 1 Well, lets try this again. I lost my last post. Our first day in our nation’s capital started off rainy and cold. We are all bundled up to go to our first meeting at USDA.   On our way to the USDA building. Not the best weather, but better than snow! … Read more

Sunday Funday in DC!

Arriving early Sunday morning at Dulles International Airport, the Hawaii ALP class XIV was ready for some coffee, breakfast, and nap time, although not necessarily in that order!  Luggage retrieval proved a bit challenging, with one person’s luggage almost heading off with a group of middle schoolers on a sightseeing tour, and another’s coming in on … Read more

Preparing for National Trip: The White Paper-Key Themes

DRAFT ALP White Paper (Miki, Sydney, Chris & Judith) AGRICULTURE NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED AND SUPPORTED Key Themes Farmers must be treated as professionals. To sustain a vibrant culture and healthy population of farmers and those they serve, ●     Farmers must be treated as professionals, alongside physicians, teachers, and bankers.  ●     Farming must allow for the earning … Read more

Planning the National Trip, Lana‘i Museum & Bennies Farm

Seminar 6 Day 3 – Lana‘i Today was the start of Planning for the Washington D.C.  and North Carolina Trip Tyler is explaining The Plan for His Home State North Carolina Jennica goes over the D.C. Planning A Visit to the Lanai Museum packed full of information Doing Our introductions to Alberta at Bennies Farm The … Read more

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