Second Hearing Set for Puna Agriculture Initiative at Pahoa Community Center

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) holds a second public meeting to gather input on an agricultural action plan for the region. The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 25, at the Pahoa Community Center.

Pahoa Community Center Sign

The Pahoa Community Center is also known as the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility

CAFNRM is currently conducting a preliminary needs assessment for a community-based rural outreach program and establishment of a Higher Education Learning Network as called for under the recently adopted Hawaiʻi State Senate Resolution (SR)150.

Click to read full bill

Click to read full bill

The goal of the initiative is to create jobs in the district and provide a business incubator to encourage greater food crop production.

The College is seeking input on various issues, including training and information, assisting existing farmers and food processors, and resources needed to attract new farmers to grow and process food for local markets.

For more information, contact CAFNRM at 932-7691.

 

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