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Welcome Koho 'ia students
by Scott Lukas - Tuesday, 17 January 2012, 08:26 PM



Hello and welcome to the Koho ‘ia program.  We are excited to begin the program with you and hope that you enjoy the experience.  Below is a quick introduction explaining how the program works, read through the intro and check out the website. 

The core of the project is the four online agricultural modules.  Start with the first module, by clicking the “Module 1” link on the left-hand side of the home page.  Read through the module and post discussion thoughts in the forum when prompted (usually at the end of each lesson within each module).  I’ll be reading the discussion forum responses to help give you ideas to aid discussion.  Follow the same process for the other three modules.  To recap, just open the module link, read it and post discussion questions.  Let’s try to compete module 1 by February 12th, module 2 by March 20thth, module 3 by April 13th and finally module 4 by May 1stth.  Remember that if you have any questions or would like to discuss an agricultural topic, email me at slukas@hawaii.edu or send me a message through the site. 

In addition to the agricultural lessons, we have created lessons on workforce development to help you understand how you may be able to use the agricultural skills in a real job.  There are two workforce development modules with associated exercises.  I hope you will be able to complete Module 1 by February 12th and Module 2 by March 20th.  Once you have completed Module l, please send us your assignment, so we can grade and share the results with you; please do the same for Module II.  If you have questions, I am available by email at surabhi.jain@gmail.com .  You can always also send me a message through the site. I hope you enjoy completing the modules, as much as we have enjoyed creating them for you.

As a bonus we will have the opportunity to conduct a growth study at the University of Hawaii greenhouses, grow tomatoes at home, attend field days, and interact with working farms in Hawaii. 

We’ll be contacting you in a few days with more details on the other activities.  But for now, browse through the Koho ‘ia website to get familiar with the layout.  Please send me (Scott Lukas) a message to let me know that you are able to log on and that we are ready to get started. 

Thanks for being a part of Koho ‘ia. 

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