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Glenn Teves
Glenn Teves

After nearly four decades of service at the University of Hawaiʻi, Glenn Teves will take his years of experience to the national stage, playing an influential role on the Tribal Advisory Committee within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Teves, a former UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Cooperative Extension agent on Molokaʻi, was recently appointed to be a part of the Tribal Advisory Committee by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

The Tribal Advisory Committee is tasked with offering expert counsel to the Secretary of Agriculture, contributing insights into Native equities within the USDA's framework. Additionally, the committee is required to develop an annual report to Congress, displaying the progress and challenges faced in Native-led agriculture.

Schatz emphasized that Teves' insights would play a pivotal role in steering the USDA's initiatives to support Native-led agriculture on a national scale.

“Mr. Teves has decades of experience practicing and promoting Native Hawaiian agriculture as a farmer, county extension agent and community advocate,” said Schatz. “The expertise he brings to the Tribal Advisory Committee will help guide USDA’s work to support Native-led agriculture across the country, including subsistence farming and related cultural practices.”

Read more at the CTAHR website.

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