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Pacific Islands Area Announces -Details & Agenda for STAC Meeting to be held on 11/14/2018

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Farm Production and Conservation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pacific Islands Area
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118
Honolulu, HI 96850

 

Honolulu, Hawaii November 13, 2018 – Pacific Islands Area Announces - Details & Agenda for STAC Meeting to be held on 11/14/2018

Greetings STAC Partners,

We very much look forward to you joining our State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Partner meeting next Wednesday. Below is the meeting location, the call-in number, the webinar link and the agenda for our STAC meeting. Note that this is our first STAC meeting of fiscal year 2019.

Date:              11/14/2018
Time:             1:00 pm to 4:00 pm HST

Physical Location:  
                       PJKK Federal Building
                       300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 4-118
                       Honolulu, HI  96850

Offsite Participation Meeting Coordinates:
     Step 1:
                      Teleconference call-in number: 1-888-844-9904 (or 816-423-4261); Access Code: 2244222# 
     Step 2:
                      Webinar Login: https://usda.adobeconnect.com/rd1itwlmpqik/

I will be sending out a PDF document of the slides which will be presented at the STAC meeting by noon on Wednesday.  Below you will find the meeting agenda. If you have any question please feel free to contact me any time at 808-265-2781. 

Sincerely,
Tony Ingersoll

 

Pacific Islands Area – State Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda


Welcome:     Tony Ingersoll, Assistant Director for Technology – 1 minute

Opening Comments: Travis Thomason, PIA Director – 5 minutes

Partner Reports:   (Tony Ingersoll - moderator)
   FY18 PIA Conservation Innovation Grants:

  • “Pacific Island Agroforestry Design Tools and Professional Development Workshops.” PI is Mr. Craig Elevitch, Permanent Agricultural Resources. Presented by Craig Elevitch – 15 minutes     
  • “Soil Health Friendly Biofumigation Using Brown Mustard and Oil Radish Cover Crops for Soil-Borne Disease Management.” PI is Dr. Kooh-Hui Wang, University of Hawaii. Presented by Philip Waisen, UH PhD Student – 15 minutes.

   Other Partner Reports:

  • Getting to know PFX – The Pacific Fire Exchange (http://www.pacificfireexchange.org/). Presented by Dr. Clay Trauernicht, Wildland Fire Specialist – 15 minutes
  • Feral Ungulates Subcommittee Update Report. Presented by Craig Clarke or Darrin Phelps, USDA APHIS – 15 minutes

   Partner Announcements or Updates: (open forum) – 15 minutes

NRCS Reports:
   Emergency Response to Natural Disasters: Adam Reed, Assistant Director for Field Operations – 10 minutes
   Farm Bill Update: Travis Thomason, PIA Director – 10 minutes
   Local Work Groups: Travis Thomason, PIA Director – 10 minutes

   Technology Reports:
            Ecological Sciences: Tony Ingersoll, Assistant Director for Technology – 10 minutes
            Engineering: Sherman White, State Conservation Engineer – 10 minutes
            Soils: Amy Koch, Assistant Director for Soil Science – 10 minutes

   Programs Report:
            Farm Bill Financial Assistance Update; Nicola Giardina, Assistant Director for Programs – 15 minutes

Open Discussion, Questions, Summary, Wrap-up: (open forum) – 20 minutes

Closing Comments: Travis Thomason, PIA Director – 5 minutes

Suggested Next Meeting Date – Wednesday, May 15, 2019


PIA STAC - The Pacific Islands Area STAC provides input to our Programs, Technology & Initiatives.

 

 

 

 

Douglas R. Maguire, MBA
Public  Affairs  Officer
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., #4-118
Honolulu, HI  96850
(808) 541-2600
www.pia.nrcs.usda.gov

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