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Aloha. Today's episode is brought to you by the Western extension Risk Management Education Center brassica, USDA NIFA, and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical ag and human resources and the livestock extension group.Melelani Oshiro:
Aloha, welcome to the livestock Wala'au a podcast aimed to provide educational support information, guidance and outreach to our livestock stakeholders in Hawaii. We are your hosts Mele Oshiro and Shannon Sand. And today we're going to be talking about updates, again, in our little mini episode here. And lots of updates. First off, and foremost, as always,Shannon Sand:
yes, feedback is always needed for our podcast. The link is below. It's very important. If you can help give us feedback, keep us on track, let us know if there's anything you really want to hear in terms of livestock information, education tools, any sort of specialization. I mean, there's lots and lots of stuff out there, you know, have your voice heard and helped make sure we're on the right track to serve you guys.Melelani Oshiro:
You know what you want to hear? So yeah, yeah, for sure. Yeah, that makes it more interesting for you all, if we're talking about things you want to hear about. So let us know. And coming out some updates, not too much updates for CTAHR. Pretty much everything's opened up to regular basis. As far as like soil sampling and testing and things like that. Always call the extension office ahead of time. I did see that there are some closures just to lack of staffing. So make sure you call ahead if you have some soil samples that you need dropped off or checked or anything like that. And workshops, we have a couple coming up this month. Pretty soon actually pretty around the corner. It should have been shared already. We talked about it last month, but we the first one is our beef production and management workshop, which is going across from March 7 to the 11th will be on kawaii March 7 at the Li Hui state building conference room. And Wednesday, March 8, we will be on Maui and the location is still being confirmed. So that will be posted should have already been posted. By the time this you will be listening to this. But it will be March 8 On Maui and Big Island Saturday, March 11. At the Waimea Civic Center, which is a conference room right next to the Commonwealth extension office. And all the workshops are at the same time from nine to three. So beef production management workshop, that they if you're a became a certified participant, let me know because you may be able to use this workshop as a continuing education credit, which will help you get your recertification when that time comes. So that's always nice. Yeah, so beef production March 7 to the 11th. And registration is required. So this workshops are kind of part of a bigger grant that myself Shannon and Mark Thorne and our other colleague Dylan fetes has gotten looking at risk management education. So part of that is looking at a beef consumer survey that we developed to kind of gain better understandings of the consumers behavior when purchasing local beef and our team, it's a pretty short survey. So if you eat beef, your beef consumer, whether you're a producer and not a producer, your visitor, your resident, anything, if you buy beef, in the same way we would like to hear from you. And all the information, of course, is confidential, anonymous survey will be run for a little bit, it should have already, it already started at the beginning of the month. And if you have any questions about the survey, please contact myself, my email and phone number will be in the show notes as along with the link to the survey. SoShannon Sand:
yeah, there's so much going on. I feel like in March, it's crazy. So much going on.Melelani Oshiro:
There have been a few surveys that went out to look at beef purchasing behavior in regards to local beef here in the state and I think we're continuing to keep an understanding of what beef purchasing looks like here for local beef and that will turn around so it changesShannon Sand:
over time historically based on like economics and things like that how much money we have in our pocket and don't and like you know, our desire to support local and things like that. Yeah. Yeah, very important.Melelani Oshiro:
Another survey that you can share with a buddy. Yes. poetry workshop is another one workshop coming up also in March. This one is free but space is limited at some of the venues. So if registration is required, we will be on the Big Island March 13, which is a Monday at eight Anderson's arena. And in como ella. And all the addresses want to call, but it's pretty much right outside of Waimea and just kind of south of the research station. So, and Oahu Wednesday, March 15, will be at Irving Garden Center in Pearl City and CO e we will be there Thursday, March 16. The workshops and lectures will all be at the same time from 12 to four for the workshop period. And the lectures will be in the evening from 430 to 630. Like I said, registration is required, just helps us to make sure that we have enough space for everybody that wants to attend, there will be a hands on portion in the workshop. So we need to make sure that we have enough help and things to do hands on stuff. So it'll be a good workshop talking about portrait poultry health and management, and also the NPI program, which is a national poultry Improvement Program. So check it out. If you have any questions. I am also the contact for that workshop. So go ahead and send us an email if you have any questions about that.Shannon Sand:
Yeah. Upcoming a guest this month. I'm very excited about this one. This was such an exciting, like a really enjoyable discussion that we had with Alexia and Heather from Santa Rosa. And Mel, I'm gonna ask you for corrections if I say this wrong, but they are working on developing feed supplements for cattle using algae. And it's so interesting, some of the results they've gotten from it. So I think it'll be a pretty exciting one to hear about. Because it's kind of like cutting edge. Very, like new technology. So I'm always nerdy and excited about stuff like that,Melelani Oshiro:
ya know, I think it's it's very exciting. And we don't want to give too much away about what, you know, what are we doing and let them explain stuff. But yes, they are a company. They're based on the Big Island and working on some feed supplements for cattle initially. And I believe they're going to eventually be able to put this into other species or the livestock as well. So yeah, you have to check out and I willShannon Sand:
say if you can watch the video, I would say to watch the video because we were able to go to their facility, the facility and see it so it was pretty cool. I've got that it was really cool experience. SoMelelani Oshiro:
it was and let me tell you that algae like you got to see it. But yeah, it was it was wasn't very pretty. Like it's something that you could display. I really say and I would agree with Simba OSHA, they're coming up next month, or I should say this month, one more like this month in a couple few days here. So check it out, though. Yeah.Shannon Sand:
And then I am currently in the process of transitioning over to the University of Nebraska Lincoln Center for Ag profitability, to work in extension over there. But I will be continuing to work on this podcast with Mellie and other collaborations with my eh colleagues. So you'll still hear from me, I'll still be around for quite a while. And hopefully, we kind of have some thoughts and possibilities about some multistate work. So you know, hopefully we're gonna be able to keep this going. SoMelelani Oshiro:
yeah, let's see a little bit of different credits I think in our in our ship, but I'm very glad that Shannon was still able to continue doing the podcast with me and and coho seen it because I don't think it'd be the same. So we look forward to be incorporating, you know, expertise from across the state. And having those collaborations so yeah, really looking forward for that. And then last but not least, our livestock left. March 1, when this podcast today, National Pig Day.Shannon Sand:
Hey, march 3 is national cold cuts day and I don't know I like a ham sandwich. That's a good day today, sir. Oh, is it good?Melelani Oshiro:
March 7, is National crown and roast pork they, which seems fitting since the first day was National Pig Day. Right? And March 9Shannon Sand:
is national crab meat day. And I love crab meat. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Poke a bomb for crabmeat.Melelani Oshiro:
And March 17. Of course, which of course would be national corned beef and cabbage day because it St. Patty's. So you have to have our corned beef and cabbage.Shannon Sand:
Yeah. And then last but not least, is March 24, which is national cheesesteak day. So love and anotherMelelani Oshiro:
important day in March. I just have to say because it's my son's birthday on March 16. So happy birthday. Be and I think that's it for today. Yeah, soShannon Sand:
make sure you follow us on our social media pages, the lifestyle fall out 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:
It's right for additional information about this and other topics or comments, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And thanks again for listening to livestock. Wala'au.Shannon Sand:
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year. That's right. Thanks again to our sponsors. The western extension Risk Management Education Center wraps up USDA NIFA, the livestock extension group and the CTAHR Mahalo for listening. Oh, evil