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

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

Raleigh, North Carolina

National Trip Day 9 A rainy day in Raleigh. This says it all! Our first meeting was with the USDA APHIS Agriculture Pest Survey Program. Visiting the NC State Farmers Market and meeting with Dr. Blake Brown of NC Agriculture Leadership Program Look at the size of those carrots! Visiting to the North Carolina Dept. … 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

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

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