July 30, 2016 | 87° | Check Traffic

Top News

Governor appoints new Hawaii agriculture board chairman

  • COURTESY PHOTOScott Enright
    COURTESY PHOTO
    Scott Enright

The governor appointed a new chairman of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture.

Scott Edward Enright has been named to replace Russell Kokubun, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Enright’s appointment Thursday. The appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation.

Abercrombie touts the Hamakua Coast resident’s agricultural experience, including his efforts to develop the state’s grass-fed beef industry.

Enright has served as Kokubun’s deputy since February 2012.

His previous experience includes working as a consultant for the Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Project and as a cultivation and irrigation superintendent for the Hamakua Sugar Company.

He earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.