Hilo County Farm Bureau: Educational Workshop and Field Trip

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP (FREE)
Various Topics on Sustainable Agriculture
Location: Komohana Extension Service, Room D-202
December 1, 5:00-7:30 pm
Chili Dinner Provided

SPEAKERS
5:00 pm Randy Cabral, President of Hawaii Farm Bureau: Introduction and Benefits of Joining the Farm Bureau
5:30 pm Jim and Nathan Trump, Macadamia Nut Farmer: Macadamia Nut Farm Natural Farming
6:00 pm Mike Dupont, CTAHR Extension Agent: Deep/Dry Litter System for Piggeries
6:30 pm Zach Mermel, Olaa Design Group : Waste Equals Food-Creating Value from Byproducts
7:00 pm Open Forum/Discussion

FIELD TRIP – Saturday, December 3, 9-12 pm (details will be provided at workshop)
9:00 am Atto and Neena Assi, Deep Litter Piggery Farmers: Natural Farming Deep Litter System, 20 sow operation in Mt. View
11:00 am Clive Cheatham, Vegetable Farmer including Taro and Ginger, Farming on Marginal Land. Clive is planting crops on marginal land by building up his soil with what he has in Kapoho

Please RSVP with Aileen Yeh (ayeh@hawaii.rr.com) or Laila Jayyousi (kalua1@hotmail.com)