Hawaii Farmers Have a Bright Future
UHMCM News Release
According to Gov. Ige’s Action Plan “Engineering Hawaii’s Future, “Agriculture is critical to self-sufficiency and food security. Instead of continuing to import 90 percent of our food, we need to take steps to produce more food locally. We are committed to making farming and local food production a thriving industry here in Hawaii.”
UH Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) offers certificates and degrees in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management. The Molokai farm includes a 5,000 square foot greenhouse, orchards, and vegetable fields. In Fall 2015, UHMCM will be offering Agriculture classes in Sustainable Crop Production (propagation planting, fertilization, irrigation, harvesting and marketing) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Another course offered will be Organic Certification, which examines process of transitioning to organic farming, every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for five weeks from Sept. 2 to Sept. 30. Insect Control, which introduces classification of insects and studies destructive and beneficial insects, will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. The Agriculture classes are conducted at the Molokai Farm and instructed by James Boswell.
To get started on registering for an Agriculture class, come to the college or call us at (808) 553-4490 option 5 and one of our friendly staff will assist you. Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.