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Committee on Agriculture to Hold Taro Informational Briefing on Monday

Committee on Agriculture to Hold Taro Informational Briefing on Monday

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WHAT:  The Committee on Agriculture will be holding an informational briefing to discuss the current and future availability of taro as well as the protection and utilization of taro producing lands.

WHEN:  Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:45 A.M.

WHERE:  Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 423

WHY:  Taro is the most culturally significant plant in Hawaii. This briefing will provide the Committee and the general public with a picture of the current status and future outlook of taro in the state.

WHO:  Chair Jessica Wooley, Vice Chair Richard H.K. Onishi, Reps. Tom Brower, Romy Cachola, Isaac Choy, Takashi Ohno, Gregg Takayama, James Kunane Tokioka, Clift Tsuji, Lauren Kealohilani Cheape, and Gene Ward comprise the Committee.

Taro farmers and representatives from the Taro Task Force have also been invited to participate in the conversation.