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Ag Day at the Capitol

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Main

Several HDOA divisions participated in the Ag Day at the Capitol on March 28.  Here are some photos of the event. Plant Pest Control Branch Display Plant Quarantine Branch display Buy Local, It Matters! Hawaii Seals of Quality display More Seals of Quality!

Illegal Animals Seized in U.S. Mail

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 in Main

NR14-03 March 27, 2014 HONOLULU — The state Attorney General’s Office and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) executed a search warrant today at a Manoa residence that involved illegal animals sent through the U.S. Mail. One person has been arrested. Questions regarding the arrest and any charges should be directed to the Attorney General’s ...
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  Remember back in October, Team Aggie – a crew of HDOA volunteers – helped to clear and prepare garden beds at Alvah Scott Elementary as part of National Farm to School Month?  (See write up and photos below article) . Here’s a follow-up article in the Star-Advertiser that tells of how their garden grows! ...
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New Buy Local PSAs on Channel HDOA!

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in Main

You may now view the latest round of “Buy Local, It Matters” public service announcements (PSAs) on Channel HDOA on YouTube! The PSAs were produced by HDOA’s Market Development Branch and the production department at Oceanic Time Warner Cable.  The PSAs were in high rotation on Cable channels, but if you did not get to ...
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Organic Workshop at LCC in April

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Main

A workshop for organic farmers will be held on: Friday, April 4, 2014Leeward Community College, Room CE-3031:00 to 3:30 p.m.Tuition fee:  $25 The course will cover the definition of “organic,” organic certification, integrated pest management, pollinator protection, Worker Protection Standards, and the role of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.  The class instructor will be Steve ...
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NR14-02 HONOLULU — Hawaii Board of Agriculture Chairperson Scott Enright today announced Ken Kakesako as the new deputy to the chair of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (DOA), effective immediately. “Ken brings great passion to Hawaii’s agricultural issues and offers extensive knowledge of the legislative process,” Enright said. “He will continue to be a great ...
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The multi-agency Farmers Resource Workshops will be traveling to Maui on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Kula Community Center, E. Lower Kula Road.  The workshop is free! Representatives from UH-College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and State Departments of Health and Agriculture ...
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  The Pesticides Branch of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture will hold a special class on protecting pollinators on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Maui College Molokai Farm Classroom.   Learn how to minimize your impact on the beneficial insects that are critical to farming and the environment. For ...
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