College offers Hawai'i growers USDA-sponsored informational workshops

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: May 21, 2010

The UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources invites agricultural producers to attend U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored workshops on risk management, AGR-Lite, and USDA-Farm Service Agency disaster assistance programs.
The workshops will be held on the Big Island, Kaua‘i and Maui. Each session also covers USDA-Risk Management Agency crop insurance policies for bananas, coffee, macadamia nuts, papayas and nursery products. 
Similar workshops on O‘ahu are planned.
               Schedule by Island:
Big Island:
Location: varies (see below)
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 27 Komohana CES Office (Hilo)-coffee and macadamia nuts Wednesday, June 9 Kainaliu CES Office (Kona)-macadamia nuts                          
Wednesday June 16, 2010 Cooperative Extension Office, Kainaliu (Kona)-coffee
(NOTE: limited seating, to pre-register email snakamo@Hawaiʻ,
fax (808) 887-6182 or call (808) 887-6183)
Thursday, June 17 Pahala Community Ctr. (Ka‘u)-coffee and macadamia nuts
Thursday, June 24 Komohana CES Office (Hilo)-nursery products
Friday, June 25 Kainaliu CES Office (Kona)-nursery products
Wednesday, June 30 Kainaliu CES Office (Kona)-papayas and bananas
Thursday, July 1 Waimea Civic Center (Waimea)-coffee and macadamia nuts
Thursday, July 8 Kea‘au Community Ctr. (Puna)-papayas
Location: State Office Building in Līhu‘e                                                                                                                                                              Time: 4-6:30 p.m. 
Tuesday May 25-bananas, papayas, and coffee
Tuesday, June 1-nursery products
Location: Maui Cooperative Extension Office in Kahului                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Time: 5-7:30 p.m.  
Monday, June 14-coffee and macadamia nuts
Monday, June 21-nursery products