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Along with crops, jobs are growing, too, out Kunia way

  • COURTESY OAHU RC&D

    Coffee cherries grow at the Hawaii Agricultural Research Center.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2013

    Frankie’s Nursery grows tropical fruit trees in Kunia (and sells them in Waimanalo).

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 18

    Kyle Reutner, brand manager for Ko Hana Rum, walks through rows of sugar cane samples at the Manulele Distillers farm.

  • DENNIS ODA / 2015

    Rum is drawn from an oak barrel for tasting at Manulele Distillers, which makes Ko Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum.

  • COURTESY KUNIA COUNTRY FARMS

    Aquaponic growing trays produce greens at Kunia Country Farms.

  • COURTESY DUPONT PIONEER

    Sunn hemp fields at DuPont Pioneer are pretty as well as functional.

When people hear the word “agriculture,” they envision plantations, said Stephanie “Stevie” Whalen, executive director of the Hawaii Agricultural Research Center. Read more

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