Seminar 4 : O’ahu, Day 1

It’s a new year and Class 15 is back together exploring Hawaii Agriculture. We are on Oahu and our theme for this seminar is Hawaii Agriculture in the context of food distribution, food systems, export, and its intersect with government. Today we visited the state legislature, and since we are in the opening week of this … Read more

Moving Along the Windward Side

CTAHR Waimānalo Ag Research Station Dr. Ted Radovich and Steven Chiang took us on a tour of the CTAHR Waimānalo Ag. Research Station and discussed about the GoFarm program.  The program is designed to provide students with practical skills and the knowledge necessary to become a successful agricultural entrepreneur. Here students are able to be mentored and learn through there own … Read more

Day 2 of Facilitative Skills Workshop — Training for Collaborative Leadership

Building on Day 1 of our workshop with Donna Ching, we continued learning and practicing techniques for working productively with individuals and groups that have divergent views on important issues.  At the end of our day together, we joined forces with youth leaders from the Future Farmers of America (along with their teachers, parents, siblings, … Read more

Facilitative Skills Workshop Day 1

“Legitimize immediately and often.” A mantra and must-do for every successful meeting. We started off Friday morning off with just this by everyone introducing ourselves and sharing the best advice we have been given on leading: Keep composure in spite of impatience Best way–> role model behavior Learn to be happy with partial success Active listening– … Read more

Seminar 2 Kick-Off on O‘ahu!

The ALP Class XV cohort is together again and we dove right into another informative Agricultural Leadership Program Seminar today! Our second seminar, focused on Oahu’s urban agricultural scene, kicked off with field trips highlighting soilless agriculture facilities as well as interactive panel discussions and presentations with Oahu ag professionals. We started our first day … Read more

Oysters and Graduation!

Seminar 7 Day 4 – Oah‘u We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day in Kualoa on O’ahu’s windward side. And the site, Kualoa Ranch, was a prime location for our final gathering. Kualoa Ranch is run by the Morgan family, a long-time kamaʻāina family that has managed the lands within three ahupua’a for … Read more

Nothing stopping us now!

Seminar 7 Day 3 – Oah‘u When you start the day with a fallen tree in the road blocking your way, it might not be a good sign. But we’re ag leaders and nothing stops us!  Tyler made quick work on clearing the tree so that we could start our meeting at the Hawai’i Agricultural … 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

Leadership Seminar — Negotiation

Seminar 2 Day 4 – Oah‘u Day four was hosted at the University Laboratory School and featured seminars taught by Peter Adler and Donna Ching.  Peter taught a module on negotiations while Donna shared her experiences in collaboration.  The seminar ended with a talk by Representative Chris Lee and a discussion about our experiences with … Read more

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