UHH, county offer May 22 sustainable farming forum
The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii County will host a free public forum on “Building Momentum Toward a Resilient and Sustainable Local Farming Culture” from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in UH-Hilo UCB Room 100.
The forum aims to share collective knowledge and brainstorm ideas about the future of Hawaii Island agriculture, beginning with how to improve soil health.
Hector Valenzuela of the UH-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and Norman Arancon of CAFNRM will be the lead presenters, with discussion facilitation by interim CAFNRM Dean Bruce Mathews and County Councilwoman Margaret Wille, chairperson of County Council’s Committee on Agriculture, Water, Energy and Sustainability.
Morning presentations and panel discussions will focus on eco-friendly agro-ecological models, integrated crop-livestock systems and feed options, improving soil health and increasing economical options for high-quality compost.
The afternoon sessions will include a discussion about red fire ant control strategies and facilitated breakout sessions to follow up on the morning topics.
For more information, call CAFNRM at 932-7036.
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