“Lucky We Live Hawai’i” is the phrase that lived up to its promise on graduation day, October 8, 2016. We were treated to a gorgeous setting courtesy of Kualoa Ranch and soon-to-be graduated Taylor Kellerman, who works as the Director of Diversified Agriculture and Land Stewardship at Kualoa. It was a beautiful day, accented by the fresh tropical flowers and delicious farm/ranch/ocean – to – table meal prepared by Chef Kealoha Domingo.
The graduation program included presentations by alumni Ron Weidenbach and Alika Napier, who were invited by current class members Taylor Kellerman and Carolyn Unser. They created a new format for graduation as part of their Capstone project. It worked!
Nearly all of the ingredients of this meal were donated by farmers and ranchers close to the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai’i, including: Kualoa Ranch, Paniolo Cattle Company, and Small Kine Farm. Chef Domingo certainly outdid himself. What an amazing treat!
Everyone, including new graduates, alumni, Directors of the Board, and family members went home with smiles and full bellies, thanks to the people behind agriculture in Hawai’i.
Congratulations, Class XV! Be the champions of ag and continue to do good for all of Hawai’i nei!