Aloha e Friends,

In July/August, I attended four legislative conferences (State Ag and Rural Leaders 2019 Legislative Ag Chairs Summit in Calgary, Canada; Council on State Governments-West 72nd Annual Meeting in Montana, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators 2019 National Forum and National Conference of State Legislatures 2019 Legislative Summit, both in Nashville). I was able to bring back a lot of ideas for legislation. The average age of our farmers is 60.1 years old. Since becoming Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee 4 years ago, recruiting young farmers into this noble profession has been a top priority. I was stoked that we were able to connect with the National Young Farmers Coalition at NCSL. Their main mission is helping young farmers across the country. They're going to help us put together some legislation to help us support young farmers. Please stay tuned….

As always, please feel free to contact me at (808)586-6830 or if I can help you or your family in any way. You can also follow me on Twitter @senmikegabbard, Instagram @sengabbard, or Facebook at

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Agriculture and Environment Committee


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The Senate Committee on Agriculture & Environment, along with the House Committees on Agriculture and Energy & Environmental Protection, will receive a multi-agency briefing on the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan.

Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Environment

House Committee on Agriculture

House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection
Update on the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan
Friday, January 25, 2019

9:30 a.m.
Conference Room 309, State Capitol