UH Hilo students produce video about Taste of the Hawaiian Range event

Lava Shoot production team covers the annual event and samples some of the goods.

(Update: Video no longer available.)

Lava Shoot, the student-run video production program at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, was invited by the UH Hilo agriculture college to the Taste of the Hawaiian Range event held Sept. 26 at Hilton Waikoloa Village. This is the video they produced (above). Some info about the event:

For 19 years Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agriculture Festival has provided the venue for sustainable agricultural education, encouragement and support of locally produced agricultural products. The premiere ag-tourism event is a partnership between CTAHR (UH Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources), Hawaii Cattlemen’s Association, Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Kulana Foods, UH-Hilo CAFNRM (College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management), County of Hawaii Department on Environmental Management and community volunteers.

Besides offering delicious “tastes” of dishes using locally produced, grass-fed meats and fresh fruits and veggies, the popular event also gives attendees the opportunity to meet the people who are growing our food.

Bruce Mathews
Bruce Mathews

Hawai‘i Community College also is a sponsor.

The dean of UH Hilo’s agricultural college, Bruce Mathews, serves on the board of directors of the annual event, and the college had educational displays about the college, zero-waste (1:26 on the video), and the Adopt-A-Beehive program.

“Agricultural student volunteers under the direction of Norman Arancon (associate professor of horticulture) collected compostable waste data, as they did at the event last year,” says Mathews.

Lava Shoot is UH Hilo’s video production program that provides opportunities for UH Hilo students to gain experience, education, and training in video production and video broadcasting while improving the quality of life for the university and the general public through broadcasting diverse, cultural, educational, informative, artistic, creative, entertaining, and original programming.

-UH Hilo Stories

Revised Nov. 15 to include Hawai‘i Community College as a sponsor.