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MINI-S2 Ep 09 CTAHR Updates, Workshops & More!

December 01, 2022 Melelani Oshiro & Shannon Sand Season 2 Episode 9
MINI-S2 Ep 09 CTAHR Updates, Workshops & More!
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Livestock Wala'au
MINI-S2 Ep 09 CTAHR Updates, Workshops & More!
Dec 01, 2022 Season 2 Episode 9
Melelani Oshiro & Shannon Sand

Aloha and thank you for tuning in for another MINI Livestock Wala'au! In this mini-epsiode we are talking about some upcoming CTAHR updates as campus and classes have begun, upcoming workshops and Two-lined Spittle bug application!  Also coming up this month in our full episode we will talking with Kanoe Schutte with RCR! Listen in to find out more! 

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Aloha and thank you for tuning in for another MINI Livestock Wala'au! In this mini-epsiode we are talking about some upcoming CTAHR updates as campus and classes have begun, upcoming workshops and Two-lined Spittle bug application!  Also coming up this month in our full episode we will talking with Kanoe Schutte with RCR! Listen in to find out more! 

Don't forget provide your feedback about our podcast!

Check out our other social media platforms!

Episode Resources:  

Additional Resources:

If you have any questions, comments or request for special topics please contact us at walaau@hawaii.edu

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Shannon Sand:

Aloha. Today's episode is brought to you by the Western extension Risk Management Education Center. recive, USDA NIFA and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical ag and human resources, and the livestock extension group.

Melelani Oshiro:

Aloha and welcome to the livestock follow out a podcast aimed to provide educational support information, guidance and outreach to our livestock stakeholders in Hawaii. We are your host Mellie Oh Cheryl and

Shannon Sand:

Shannon sand.

Melelani Oshiro:

And today we are going to be talking about some updates in this little mini episode as we do always with our livestock Wala'au. Kind of what's going on this month, what you got to go look forward to this month and some other stuff.

Shannon Sand:

Yeah. So first off, we're just going to plug our survey because we're keeping that running all the time. That way, it helps us get continuous feedback from all of y'all. So if you filled it out, but you have additional feedback for us, or there's other guests you want to see on please let us know if you want to be a guest. Also, you can let us know in there, submit your email or whatever you would like, you know, we're we're pretty easy to get a hold of for the most part. So yeah, but it's, it's really important, again, that it helps keep us on track and make sure that we're providing you all with the information content you would like to hear

Melelani Oshiro:

exactly he we want to continue to make sure that we're providing useful information to you also forget to give us some feedback. Just couple of updates, won the scholarship through Hawaii range land stewardship stewardship foundation is still open for application that closes December 12. So if you are a graduate student or undergraduate student attending university here in Hawaii, looking at anything that has to do with animal production, livestock management, Range Management, any of that areas, or even if not go ahead and take a look at the scholarship and apply for that. Again, the deadline is December 12. So you still have time to go ahead and apply for that one. And if you have questions, you can just search their website, there's some contact information there for you.

Shannon Sand:

And we'll include the link in the show notes. That's right. Check it out.

Melelani Oshiro:

You can be high school students as well. Yeah. So like getting into college. So yeah, if you're on that, you know, seniors this year, look into it.

Shannon Sand:

Yeah. Or if you're considering going back to school, I think a lot of people have like, job changes in the last few years stuff with everything. So yeah, that's true. Yep, yep. And December, January, we have some workshops coming up. So we'll have those POS workshops scheduled and up and running. We have one in Waimea. Gosh, I can't talk today. My May is scheduled for December 15. I believe that is five, five to seven? I believe so. And

Melelani Oshiro:

it will there is a workshops and Field Day links in our social media tree. So all the info will eventually go up on there. Are you gonna have to re register for this one, Shannon? Yes,

Shannon Sand:

because so this POS stands for point of sale. So if you are a direct marketer, so if you sell I want to say hey, but like if you sell me and things like that, you know, it's basically for people who want to set up square or square up, or toast or anything like that. So we're gonna go over a basic setup and stuff. And I need people registered, because part of that is you will have the materials and supplies provided will be a small strip

Melelani Oshiro:

reader. Right? Yeah, so there's no fee for the workshop. But we

Shannon Sand:

know this is all provided by the Western extension Risk Management Education Center a grant through them again, and it's for those that do direct marketing. So if you know someone or you are someone who's interested or has done that, you know, it's always good. So we kind of go over again, the setup that you can keep working here easily inventory, things like that with it and could just kind of from a risk management perspective, but you also again, get your own magstripe reader and you get to set you can set your own stuff up there you just have to bring your own phone, obviously so

Melelani Oshiro:

yeah, should be a good should be messed around with the with the programs before actually putting the investment into purchasing those types of stuff. So even if you're thinking about going on to it, it's free workshop, all you guys is register.

Shannon Sand:

So and we'll have the different because there's a bunch of different formats, you can get the POS readers and so you can see and touch them and kind of decide what's right for you while you're there. So yeah, yeah. Ah COVID I don't have any

Melelani Oshiro:

Not, not no new updates, we're still at the same thing. Masks are no longer required indoors and indoor spaces, classroom shirt laboratories anywhere that you're kind of tightly confined with people. It's still recommended, but is no longer required. That's pretty much the only COVID updates we have.

Shannon Sand:

This month. Yes. Yeah, about this

Melelani Oshiro:

month's guests is going to is Conroy shooty, who will be sharing with us about a program that she runs called RCR ranches connecting ranchers. And yeah, we're not gonna tell you any more so that you have to listen in, but boy is local girl here on the Big Island that's working with this program. And you know, they've been with the cattle business and whatnot for a long time shipping cattle stuff. So yeah, look forward to that. That'll be coming out soon. This month. Yes. And

Shannon Sand:

then the week before Thanksgiving, you and Mark and the whole team with the two lines doodlebug. You You guys had like a big at the agency, Hawaii Academy? Yeah.

Melelani Oshiro:

So yeah, last November, we were able to attend Hawaii academies conference, which was in person this year, for the first time, since a couple of years. And yeah, we launched the two lines, but a blog app, which is available on iOS and Android. So we had it set up there at the booth. So you could go ahead and mess around with the app, it's just a tool that you can use to help identify two lines, but a blog in the areas, proper identification of it, I should say, and taking some measurements out there in the field understanding sort of the densities and the nymph ages that are out there. So there's all those tools on there. And as sort of a way for us to kind of do it like, I don't know, do you locate these, these bugs? Because you can't. So

Shannon Sand:

if you find them that kind of Mark, where they're at exactly, they, I think you guys are going to have a better idea of the spread. And then it will also help, you know, hopefully, knowing those things help. Yeah, help increase your knowledge and like in terms of also like pest management practice.

Melelani Oshiro:

Yeah, exactly. So it's a tool in a way for the community to kind of get involved and help report the sightings of two lines, put a bug in their areas, and then it'll geo reference a picture and some details about the habitat. And then it'll put that into a bigger database that can then be used to produce web based mapping tools. And in all that information just helps us better understand the biology of the bug and how it's moving around, and how we can help put in some mitigation strategies to help those that are impacted by them by the past. So if you haven't seen it yet, we do have the links in the show notes. And it is available on both iOS and Android. I had it on my iPad. It was great, because it's a little bit weird to see. Yeah. So yeah, check it out. Another new tool to mess around with.

Shannon Sand:

Yeah, yeah. And we'll have links to all that stuff in our link trees and stuff. So you can Yeah, out in the description of the show notes. So all that stuff. Sure. Yep. There. Yeah. So National Livestock days in December. December 18. Is national roast suckling pig day. I was like, very excited about that one.

Melelani Oshiro:

Yeah, and December 21, National French fried shrimp. They I feel like Yeah, right. It's just fried shrimp.

Shannon Sand:

I had to look it up when I saw that was like French Frederick. Fried shrimp. I was like, yeah. December 25. For all of those who eat a lot that day and celebrate Christmas Happy Christmas. So yeah, Merry

Melelani Oshiro:

Christmas to everybody Mele Kalikimaka. And hope you guys all have a safe and happy Christmas with your family. And just to you know, so Christmas was was not always celebrated here in point. It was sort of Makahiki is that time of the year sort of when we come into that fall festival time of year and honoring the god Lono in what Yeah, and during that period. So you know was I think the first recorded Christmas in Hawaii was like in 1786 and it was captain of merchant ship. Queen Charlotte George Dixon was the I think believe that docked on kawaii I believe was island of kawaii Oh, wow. And but their Christmas dinner was included a whole roasted pig. So you know, you know that roast? National roast suckling pig Day, December 18. But actually it was you know, what, one of the big dishes on the Christmas menu for the first Christmas in Hawaii was a Hulu pig. So for those of you that still do it, it's a lot you know, it's not the easiest thing or a lot of work, but it's but it's very good. Yeah. So anyway, just a little little itty bitty bit of Christmas, you know, here and I think at some point who was even called more about Thanksgiving and whatnot in in Hawaii before it started to actually be referenced as Christmas. So anyways, yeah, I think it officially became Christmas in like 1850s or somewhere around there. So that was, you know, somewhere in that somewhere in that era waiting for me, that's for sure. Anyways, yeah, so and December 31. Not just, it's a national baking day. But New Year's Eve, right? Yeah. Not only is it New Year's Eve, but it's also national baking day. So just a few days that represent some of the livestock or you know, where livestock is being used or consumed during those days in the summer?

Shannon Sand:

A lot of seafood. Yeah, for sure. Yummy, yummy. Yeah. Oh, well, I think we got most of that, don't you?

Melelani Oshiro:

Think so? Yeah. So we look forward to Yeah, a year I guess after this. So

Shannon Sand:

yeah, make sure to follow us on our social media pages the livestock Fallout and the livestock extension group. If you haven't already, be sure to visit the U H. CTAHR. Extension website and our YouTube channel. listed in the show notes.

Melelani Oshiro:

Let's write for additional information about this or any other topics or comments send us an email at Walaau Owl that's W A L au@hawaii.edu. Thanks for listening to the livestock Palau.

Shannon Sand:

Yep. Before we go show some love to your favorite podcasts. That's us, by the way, by leaving us a review anywhere you're listening to this podcast, then stay tuned for next month.

Melelani Oshiro:

spoke as well. We hope Mele Kalikimaka ha ha olema. Thank you. Hello, everybody. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope