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Maui Workshop on Selling Backyard Eggs

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 in Main

There are  increasing numbers of residents that are raising chickens in their backyards for eggs.  However, there are state and federal requirements that one must follow in order to sell backyard eggs.   The University of Hawaii – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), the Hawaii Department of Health and the Hawaii Department ...
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Sept. 30, 2013NR13-12   HONOLULU – A dead snake was turned over to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) last week after it was apparently run over and killed by a Windward motorist on the Pali Highway last Sunday (Sept. 22). The motorist said he was traveling town-bound on the Pali Highway near the entrance to ...
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Condolences to the Tanouye Family

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 in Main

  Harold Tanouye Hawaii has lost a long-time nurseryman and respected leader in the agricultural industry this morning with the passing of Harold Tanouye, president of Green Point Nursery, Inc.   Harold, a third-generation farmer, returned from college and established Green Point Nursery in 1957 and grew mostly anthuriums.  Son, Eric, joined the business in ...
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HDOA’s Cream of the Crop!!!

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Main

HDOA held its 2013 Incentive and Service Awards Program (ISAP) ceremony this morning to recognize employees for years of service and for performance awards. Congratulations to our Cream of the Crop!   HDOA’s EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Jan Ferrer, Secretary, Agricultural Loan Division   HDOA Employee of the Year, Jan Ferrer (center), is congratulated by ...
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)  just announced that the Pacific Gateway Center in Honolulu has been awarded $180,922 for a project entitled “Sustainable Solar for Beginning Farmers with Limited Resources.” Pacific Gateway, in collaboration with Solar Wave, will design and build an affordable solar-powered refrigeration container system. This project utilizes ...
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Global Food Export Opportunity

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Main

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a Global Food Export Opportunity to expand knowledge about exporting agricultural products.  International experts will discuss export opportunities for local products. Session 1 will be held in: Kona – September 19, 2013 – Royal Kona Resort Honolulu – September 20, 2013 – Grand Manoa Ballroom   Session 2 ...
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August 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of nearly $40 million to provide housing for farmworkers and their families. To view the full news release, go to:  http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/8722b2

FREE MULTI AGENCY ROAD SHOW CONTINUES ON TO KAUAI CTAHR is partnering with the Hawaii Departments of Ag and Health, USDA Farm Service Agency, and the US  Department of Labor to offer another popular USDA FSA sponsored, Farm Resources Workshop that will cover a myriad of topics: pesticide use, including sprayer calibration and mixing demonstrations; ...
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie has invited the West Hawaii community to his first “Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community” event in Kona, where they will meet members of his Cabinet and share information vital to the Big Island. The event will include breakout sessions focused on areas of greatest importance to the people of West Hawaii, as ...
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  The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is helping to sponsor two free workshops next week.  Aquaculture Business Management and Marketing Workshop July 29, 2013 at 9 am – 4 pm UHM Campus Center BallroomPlease register by July 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM via the following link and print the ticket you’ll receive in order to present it at ...
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