Ag Awareness Day at the Capitol
Hawaii Farm Bureau News Release
An agricultural showcase event at the Hawaii State Capital on Feb. 23 offered policy makers and the public an opportunity to learned about all that local agriculture has to offer. The 2017 Agriculture Awareness Day was co-hosted by Representatives Lynn DeCoite of Molokai and Richard Creagan and Senators Mike Gabbard and Gil Riviere. They are the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the House and Senate Agricultural Committees.
Now in its eleventh year, the event showcased Hawaii’s diverse agricultural industry and the many partnerships that make up this thriving industry, including the Molokai Farmers Alliance, which attended the event. This was the first time for the Molokai organization, and the booth was run by Molokai Farmers Alliance members Rosie Davis, Faith Tuipulotu and Raina Dudoit.
Ag Awareness Day, which is sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau, allowed politicians and the public alike to learn about Hawaii’s agriculture industry and meet many of the organizations and people who supply our communities with locally grown and produced products.
The primary goal of Ag Awareness Day is to develop a grassroots effort to support agriculture in the islands by engaging policy makers and the community in interactive educational exhibits. The exhibits covered a wide range of Hawaii agriculture topics and help to build a greater understanding of agriculture in Hawaii and educate policy makers and the public in current issues facing the industry today.