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Arce Sworn In as First County Ag Director

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

Photo by Shane Tegarden.

Molokai’s Rogerene “Kali” Arce took the oath of office two weeks ago as the first director of Maui County’s new Department of Agriculture. A Molokai resident and Hawaiian homesteader, Arce has more than three decades of experience in Hawaii’s agriculture industry. 

“Under Kali Arce’s leadership, we are making progress toward re-establishing agriculture as a key segment of our economy,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “With support from our new Department of Agriculture, farmers are helping to provide our residents with fresh produce and higher-paying jobs, apart from the hospitality industry.”

Arce assumed her new position in July.

The department’s office is in Wailuku and can be reached by calling (808) 270-8276 or email, agriculture@mauicounty.gov. For more information, visit mauicounty.gov/2473/Department-of-Agriculture.


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