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Learn About Farmland Ecosystems at the Farm Fair

News from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118, Honolulu, HI  96850


HONOLULU, July 11, 2014 – Did you know that there are 7,000 farms in Hawaii? According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Hawaii reported 1,129,329 acres in farmland!

This weekend, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture presents Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation's 52nd Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair in partnership with the Hawaii State 4-H Livestock Council. Please join us at Kualoa Ranch for family fun and support our local farmers. There will be a country market and plant sale, livestock exhibits, activities for the kids, and educational booths to learn more about agriculture in Hawaii. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is one of many agencies with education booths at the fair. We will have an interactive game on farmland ecosystems to help raise awareness about beneficial insects, conservation practices, wildlife habitat, and soil health.

“Our farmers and ranchers are great land stewards, providing healthy food for consumers,” said Dr. William E. Puckett, NRCS Acting Director for the Pacific Islands Area.

Farm Fair entry is $5 for adults. Children and students of all ages are free. Students must present a current student ID. Join us July 12-13 from 9:00 a.m. at Kualoa Ranch this weekend! USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Jolene Lau
Public Affairs Specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
United States Department of Agriculture
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118
Honolulu, HI  96850
(808) 541-2600 ext. 135
www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov

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