Guest curator Steven Chiang tells us why he’s excited about the upcoming TEDxHonoluluSalon “The Future of Agriculture in Hawaii” on March 15…
“With the recent announcement to end a 35,000 acre agricultural operation in Hawaii, it is especially timely for an agriculture-themed TEDxHonoluluSalon event. Attendees will hear three thoughtful perspectives on what agriculture in Hawai‘i could look like a generation or two from now.
“I’m excited that all speakers share an optimism about improved agriculture through a deeper integration with society and our environment. Kyle from a technological standpoint, A’dae with a traditional/indigenous lens, and my own view of the public’s role in agriculture.”
Speakers at “The Future of Agriculture in Hawaii” will be:
Kyle Datta, general partner of Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm focusing on locally produced food, clean renewable energy and waste reduction.
Vena A’dae Romero-Briones, Director of Community Development for Pulama Lana’i, an island community driven by economic diversity, powered by renewable energy, and marked by rich cultural and natural resources.
Steven Chiang of GoFarm Hawaii, Hawaii’s premier beginning farmer training program working to enhance our food security and economy by increasing the number of local agricultural producers.
“The Future of Agriculture in Hawaii” will take place at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture Auditorium on March 15 from 6pm-8pm. Get your tickets now.
Steven Chiang is co-founder of GoFarm Hawai‘i, the premier beginning farmer training program in Hawai‘i and a role model for other programs due to its innovative approach to turning the Ag-Curious into commercial farmers. Steven also currently serves at the University of Hawai‘i as the Director of the Agribusiness Incubator Program.