University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)

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The mission of CTAHR Hawaii Island is to promote the success of Hawaii’s agriculture, strong and healthy communities, and sound stewardship of Hawaii’s land and natural resources through Research and Extension programs. CTAHR faculty and staff conduct educational and applied research programs to increase diversified agriculture, promote safe and healthy food products, control invasive species, enhance environmental conservation, and train adults and youths in leadership and life skills.*

The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) has 8 Research Experiment Stations and 3 Extension/ Research offices located on Hawaii Island.


Hawaii County Extension Services Big Island County Administrator: Russell Nagata

Phone: (808) 981-5199, 981-8285
Fax: (808) 981-5211
nagatar@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Beaumont Agricultural Research Center
875 Komohana Street Hilo, HI 96720-2757
Phone: (808) 981-2823, 981-2824
beaumont@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Hamakua Research Station Mealani Research Station
P.O. Box 1719 Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: (808) 776-1066

Kamuela Extension Office
67-5189 Kamamalu Road Kamuela, HI 96743-8439
Phone: (808) 887-6183
Fax: (808) 887-6182
kamuela@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Komohana Extension Office
875 Komohana Street Hilo, HI 96720-2757
Phone: (808) 981-5199
Fax: (808) 981-5211
komohana@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Kona Extension Office
79-7381 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750-7911
Phone: (808) 322-4892
Fax: (808) 322-4895
kona@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Kona Research Station
79-7381 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750-7911
Phone: (808) 322-4896
Fax: (808) 322-2493

Mealani Research Station
P.O. Box 1719 Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: (808) 887-6185

 
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