Workshop for Thai farmers

LIHUE – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), East and West Kauai Soil and Water Conservation Districts (EWKSWCD), and University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture Human Resources (CTAHR) Cooperative Extension Service (CES) are holding a workshop for Thai farmers who are interested in learning more about high tunnel systems, irrigation and irrigation scheduling, windbreaks, and NRCS financial assistance. The event will be held on Sept. 29, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Grove Farm Conference Room located at 3-1850 Kaumualii Hwy. Presentations will be conducted in both English and Thai.

The NRCS is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers.

They also have various programs that can provide financial assistance to farmers who qualify. The Soil and Water Conservation Districts have been serving the community at large on Kauai since 1953 with ongoing projects and educational outreach to all ages and backgrounds across the island.

The NRCS and EWSWCD partner together to connect farmers and producers to educational, technical and financial resources to better protect our natural resources – water, soil and wildlife. CTAHR CES partner with federal, state, and local governments and provide science-based information and educational programs in agriculture, natural resources, and human resources. CTAHR’s Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center provides insect identification, nematode counts, and disease diagnosis; soil, plant, water, and feed analysis; and sales of seeds of vegetable and papaya cultivars developed by the college.

For more information on this workshop, NRCS programs, or other services the NRCS and Soil and Water Conservation Districts can provide, please contact our main office: 4334 Rice Street, Suite 207, Lihue, 808-245-9014 x 3

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