THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            169
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION
  REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO TRANSFER THE COLLEGE OF
    TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE UNIVERSITY
    OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE,
    FORESTRY, AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF
    HAWAII AT HILO.



 1        WHEREAS, the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural
 2   Resource Management at the University of Hawaii at Hilo was
 3   founded in 1975 in the center of a large agribusiness community
 4   on an island whose economy is centered mainly on agriculture
 5   and tourism, offering students opportunities for field trips to
 6   many diversified agriculture and aquaculture enterprises;
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 8        WHEREAS, a unique feature of the college is the
 9   Agricultural Farm Laboratory which sits on one hundred twenty-
10   five acres of land on which students can experience practical
11   learning in various enterprises such as anthuriums, ornamental
12   foliage and floriculture plants, vegetables, beef, swine,
13   goats, poultry, bee keeping, macadamia, bananas, papayas,
14   guava, and aquaculture; and
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16        WHEREAS, the expansive acreage of the college and its farm
17   laboratory, together with its location on the State's largest
18   island, whose economy is based mainly on agriculture and
19   tourism, indicates the college's potential for growth in terms
20   of facility size, student enrollment, operations and research,
21   and economic invigoration of the island and State as a whole;
22   and
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24        WHEREAS, the decline of agriculture on Oahu frustrates
25   opportunities for faculty, researchers, and students at the
26   College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the
27   University of Hawaii at Manoa to apply their academic skills to
28   the field and make significant contributions to the industry;
29   now, therefore
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31        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
32   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, the House of
33   Representatives concurring, that the University of Hawaii is

 
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 1   respectfully requested to review the potential for transferring
 2   the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the
 3   University of Hawaii at Manoa to the College of Agriculture,
 4   Forestry, and Natural Resource Management at the University of
 5   Hawaii at Hilo; and
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 7        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Hawaii is
 8   requested to submit findings and recommendations to the
 9   Legislature twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular
10   Session of 2000; and
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12        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this
13   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Chairperson of the
14   Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.
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