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National Honey Queen Visits Hawaii

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Main

American Honey Queen Caroline Adams visited with HDOA Chairperson Russell Kokubun in his office. The American Honey Queen, Caroline Adams, is in Hawaii and begins a week-long tour in Honolulu and the Big Island.   Queen Adams began her day early as a guest on the KHON Wake Up 2day show where she talked about ...
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The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) recently received the grand prize at an international sustainability conference for its presentation and poster display of Hawaii’s ahupua`a system.  The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) presented the award to HDOA Chairperson Russell S. Kokubun at its Fourth Global Conference in Fukui, Japan in late September. The ...
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HDOA Chairperson Russell S. Kokubun, special assistant Ken Kakesako and economic development specialist Michael Opgenorth attended a sustainable agriculture tour last week on Hawaii Island.  The tour was hosted by several local biodiesel companies to get a full picture of their biofuel production model on the island.  Also on the tour were several state legislators, ...
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Export Workshop on Global Kosher Market

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Main

If you missed last month’s Global Food Export Opportunities Workshops, you may still attend the second round featuring exporting for the international Kosher market.  They will be held in Honolulu and Hilo at the dates below.   To view the workshop flyer and list of presenters, click here. To register for these FREE workshops, go ...
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Want to learn more about organic and conventional pesticides?  HDOA has teamed up with UH-Maui College and will hold a class on organic and conventional pesticide safe practices on Tuesday, October 15 from 9 am to 1 pm at UH-Maui College.  The fee has been reduced to $35.   Environmental Specialist Steve Russo from HDOA’s ...
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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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