It’s pretty safe to say that most of us in the grazing industry within Hawaii and the Pacific Islands know Larry Yamamoto. He’s been the Pacific Islands Area Director for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service for many years.
Larry’s support to the grazing industry and grazing land conservation issues has been very appreciated. His recognition of our industry as one of the top agricultural producers in Hawaii and stewards of roughly 25% of the land in the state, was illustrated in his ready-support to provide NRCS technical and financial assistance throughout his tenure as Director.
The Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Inc. recently awarded him with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding attention and response to the needs of the grazing industry in Hawaii.
Larry’s post-retirement plans, beginning on July 1, 2011, are all about fishing, fishing, and more fishing. Of course, we hope he catches “the big one”. But Larry, remember to keep eating Hawaii-raised beef and lamb!
Congratulations Larry. Mahalo for your support over the years!