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Melrose to be featured at next UH Hilo faculty talk

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Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Faculty Congress and College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) hosts a free public presentation on post-plantation agriculture by Jeff Melrose on Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in UCB Room 100.

“Mapping Hawai’i’s Agricultural Footprint: Emerging Trends in Hawai’i’s Rural Land Use” will cover a wide range of topics, including preliminary results of the mapping effort, factors driving agricultural land use around the State, Hawai’i’s emergent rural landscape, and realities that underlie our quest for food self-reliance.

Melrose is a land planner with over 30 years of experience in private sector planning and land management throughout rural Hawai’i. He teaches Introduction to Land Use Planning in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences and serves as project manager for UH Hilo’s contract with the Department of Agriculture to produce a digital map of Hawai’i’s Statewide agricultural footprint.

For more information, contact CCECS at 974-7664. For disability accommodations, call 974-7664 (V) or 974-7002 (TTY) by May 10.

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