Ag Day at the Capitol
March 23, 2018
Last month, the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation ‘ĀINA in Schools team packed up handouts and display boards and joined farmers, chefs, beekeepers, and more at the annual Ag Day at the Capitol event, held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. Vendors displayed their wares from local hot sauces to māmaki tea to locally produced beef. A celebration of all things agriculture, the event highlighted both traditional and newer practices occurring in agriculture and local food production. Also an awareness event, Ag Day included representatives from the Department of Agriculture (DOA), UH Mānoa CTAHR, and other organizations focused on invasive species control and native plant restoration. Local governmental representatives visited the booths to ask questions and share their support.