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Sweet Fundraiser for Foodbank Drive

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Main

  Mahalo to the Chocolate Brownie Sundae committee who planned and prepared the great afternoon treat as part of the fundraising effort for the Hawaii Foodbank.  Thank you – Jan, Caroline, Laura, Darryl, Val and Gayle (not pictured). (Sorry, the photographer was late and missed capturing the sundae customers)   On Wednesday, March 13 at ...
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Feb 28, 2013 Events Begin with Governor’s Proclamation at the Capitol HONOLULU—For the first time, the State of Hawaii will participate in National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), observed from March 4 to 10. Gov. Neil Abercrombie will kick off “Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week” (HISAW) with a proclamation on March 4 at 10 a.m. ...
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Feb. 20, 2013 NR13-02  BIOCONTROL MOTHS RELEASED TO FIGHT INVASIVE FIREWEED Hawaii Ranchers Assist in Release HONOLULU – After more than 13 years of rigorous research, Hawaii ranchers today joined Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) entomologists at Kahua Ranch on Hawaii Island to release approximately 1,000 Madagascan fireweed moths, Secusio extensa (Arctiidae), which represent the ...
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HDOA Deputy Scott Enright represented Hawaii at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) at its annual meeting last week on Capitol Hill as NASDA encouraged Congress to pass a long-term Farm Bill.  See news release from NASDA. Deputy Enright is also meeting with other Members of Congress while on the Hill.

Come visit our islands and enjoy the many activities and attractions showcasing Hawaii’s unique agricultural paradise! FARM TOURS Hawaii Tourism Authority: https://www.gohawaii.com/experiences/eco-tourism/farm-ag-tours BOTANICAL GARDENS:  http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/blog/ag-resources/botanical-gardens/   OTHER ATTRACTIONS:  OAHU DOLE CANNERY SQUARE (9am – 5pm) FREE Multi-media show depicts story of James Dole and his famouspineapple cannery. Gift shops, Foodcourt; 650 Iwilei Road,Honolulu, 96817; (808) 523-DOLE. DOLE ...
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Hawaii Botanical Gardens

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in Ag Resources

 Oahu Lyon Arboretum – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Honolulu Botanical Gardens listing – City & County of Honolulu, Parks & Recreation Waimea Valley Arboretum & Botanical Gardens   Hawaii Island University of Hawaii-Hilo Botanical Gardens – 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden – 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI ...
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The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is accepting requests for applications for the latest round of their Farm to School grants. These grants help eligible schools improve the health and wellbeing of their students and connect with local agricultural producers. Proposals are due April 24, 2013. Webinars are scheduled to help with the application process.  For ...
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If you missed the commercial by Dodge on Superbowl Sunday, here’s a youTube link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMpZ0TGjbWE

Public Notice of Negotiations for Leases on Various Agricultural Lands on the Islands of Oahu and Hawaii   The Agricultural Resource Management Division (ARMD) is accepting applications to negotiate for ag leases.  Applications and information regarding the lease dispositions are available at HDOA ARMD, 1428 S. King Street, Honolulu and 16 E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, or ...
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Galbraith Land Applications

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in Main

Agribusiness Development Corporation Taking Applications On December 10, 2012, the Agribusiness Development Corporation (attached agency to HDOA) closed the purchase of 1,200 acres of agricultural land in Wahiawa, Oahu, formerly owned by the Galbraith Estate.   Planning has begun.  Farmers interested in the Galbraith lands should call 808-586-0186 for more information.