Molokai Farmer Confirmed to Ag Board
By Wendy Osher
The Hawaii State Senate confirmed Molokai farmer, Lynn Decoite to the state Board of Agriculture on Wednesday.
Decoite is the current owner and ranch handler for V-8 Ranch. She is also the owner and manager of L&R Farm Enterprises, overseeing the daily operations of planting, harvesting, irrigating, and marketing produce.
Decoite is a Hawaiian homestead farmer who has also established a value-added sweet potato chip business, utilizing the sweet potato grown on her farm.
“Ms. Decoite’s extensive and diverse knowledge of farming and agriculture makes her a well-qualified member of the Board of Agriculture,” said Sen. J. Kalani English, who represents District 6, which includes Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, and Kaho‘olawe.
“As a former member of the Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory Board, her experience with complex water issues facing the agricultural industry on Molokai will be valuable to the Board,” said Sen. English.
Decoite will serve until June 2016.