Isle meetings for Hispanic, female ranchers, farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites Hispanic and/or female farmers and ranchers to meetings in Hilo, Waimea and Kona on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7-8.
Information will be provided on the USDA Claims Process, for which applications are due March 25.
In addition to learning about the claims process, participants can hear speakers focusing on the various USDA programs and services. Key presentations will be given by Directors Diane Ley, Farm Services Agency; Angel Figueroa, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Chris Kanazawa, USDA Rural Development.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate should contact Ley at 441-2704 or the Federal Relay Service at 1-866-377-8642.
The free public meetings will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Puueo Community Center at 145 Wainaku St. in Hilo; at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Kamuela Cooperative Extension Service conference room at 67-5189 Kamamalu Road in Waimea, and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kona Imin Center at 76-5893 Old Government Road in Holualoa.
For more information, contact the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service at (808) 541-2600, ext. 135. Visit www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.