Priva Academy and Hortitech Join Forces


With the Priva Academy, we offer knowledge and courses in the field of horticulture. By working together with other parties, we are adding even more horticulture-related knowledge as well as expanding the range of courses we offer. We are therefore pleased to announce that the first agreement with HortiTech has recently been officially signed. The first, brand new course is expected to be available this summer.

2017 Milk, Butter & Cheese Processing Facility Auction

Harry Davis & Company

Big Island Dairy Auction:
All items available to be picked up at Long Beach Container Terminal – 201 Pico Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

January 26-28, 2021


Ookala Rd, ‘Ō‘Ōkala, HI 96774 – All items available to be picked up at Long Beach Container Terminal – 201 Pico Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


Constructed in 2017, the ultra-modern facility processes:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Butter

Silos & Tanks

(2) Mueller 20,000 Gallon Jacketed S/S Silo Model DSV, with Horizontal Agitation, S/S Butterfly Valve, S/S RTD, Tel-Tru Thermometer, RTD Sensor
Mueller 10,000 Gallon Jacketed S/S Silo Model SVW, with Horizontal Agitation, (2) SPX S/S Tank Air Valves, Endress Hauser Deltapilot S Sensor, Wikai Thermometer, RTD Sensor, 4-Port S/S Flow Diverter Plate
(2) Mueller 5,000 Gallon Jacketed S/S Silo Model SVW, with Horizontal Agitation, (2) SPX S/S Tank Air Valves, Endress Hauser Deltapilot S Sensor, Wikai Thermometer, RTD Sensor, 7-Port S/S Flow Diverter Plate
1,500 Gallon Jacketed Horizontal S/S Tank with Vertical Agitation

Dairy Processing

2017 Nimco 480HCP Gable-Top Half Gallon Carton Filler, with Fitment Applicator and Controls
Nimco 470A Gable-Top Quart, Pint and Half-Pint Carton Filler, with Allen Bradley Compact Logix L33ERM Controls
Skid-Mounted Pasteurizer Including: 2016 Thermaline 4-Zone S/S Frame Plate Heat Exchanger Model T28 E-84, 7-Pass x 7’ S/S Holding Tube, 100 Gallon Hinged-Lid S/S Balance Tank, and more
SPX 2-Stage Homogenizer Model G55-2.5P
Westfalia MRPX-214 Separator
Cream Cooling Skid Including: Thermaline 1-Zone S/S Frame Plate Heat Exchanger Model T13 S-36 and more
SPX Powder Blending Table with SPX 2065LR Pump, SPX C216 Centrifugal Pump and S/S Air Blow Down
1,000 LB Butter Churn with 15 HP Allen Bradley Powerflex 525 Variable Frequency Drive
Cheese Vat with Agitator, (2) S/S Paddle Attachments and S/S Control Panel Including Allen Bradley Compact Logix L16ER Controls and (2) Allen Bradley 1 HP Powerflex 525 Variable Frequency Drives
Curd Table with Agitator, (2) S/S Knife Attachments, (2) S/S Rakes, (2) S/S Shovels, (1) S/S Pusher and S/S Control Panel
3-Tank Skid-Mounted CIP System Including: (3) 400 Gallon S/S Tanks, (3) SPX S/S Air Valves, (3) Endress Hauser Deltapilot S Sensors, Endress Hauser Promag H Flow Meter, S/S Filter, SPX C216 Centrifugal Pump, and more
GEA 1-Tank CIP System with 300 Gallon S/S Tank, (2) S/S Air Valves, Centrifugal Pump, (4) Hot Water Heaters, Commander Series SV2 Control Panel with Allen Bradley Micro Logix 1400 Controls and Allen Bradley Panelview Plus 400 Display

Farm & Forage Equipment

Monosem Seed Planter Attachment Model NG+4, 6 rows, 30″ spacing
H&S Silage/Forage Wagon Model WBOC-18/20
2014 Supreme Feed Box Trailer Model 1200T with Dual Auger and Scale System
2013 IMCO Live Floor Trailer Model 40S1020118-FM, 40’x8′ tarp
2014 Versa Bagger Model ID912, 978 Hours
2010 John Deere Wheel Loader Model 544J, 6,217 Hours
John Deere 6410 Tractor, PowerQuad Transmission, with 540 PTO and 3-Point Hitch
John Deere 4960 Tractor with NEW Engine, Powershift Transmission, Large 1,000 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires
2008 John Deere 7830 Tractor, AutoQuad Transmission, with 1,000 PTO 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires, 10,082 Hours
Takeuchi Excavator Model TB180FR, 2,913 Hours
Case International 7120 Tractor, with 540 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires
John Deere 8345RT Track Tractor, IVT Transmission, 3,480 Hours, with 1,000 PTO and 3-Point Hitch
Versa Bagger Model ID 910
2012 Peterbilt 388 Semi Tractor with ISX15 550 hp Cummins Engine, Eaton Fuller 18-speed transmission, full-lockers, day cab, 349,000 Miles
John Deere 4960 Tractor, Powershift Transmission, with Large 1,000 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires, 4,575 Hours
John Deere 7810 Tractor, Powershift Transmission, with 540 PTO and 3-Point Hitch, 14,640 Hours
2018 Kubota MX5200D Tractor, Hydrostatic Transmission, with 540 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Loader Bucket Attachment, 302 Hours
John Deere Loader Model 524K, 10,225 Hours
2004 Caterpillar D4G Bulldozer, 5,136 Hours

General Plant

2016 Caterpillar 625 kVA Diesel Generator Model 500, with 1,000 Gallon Secondary Containment Generator Base Tank and Caterpillar Exhaust Silencer Model 428-6164, 6 Hours Run Time
2016 Caterpillar 625 kVA Diesel Generator Model 500, with 1,000 Gallon Secondary Containment Generator Base Tank and Caterpillar Exhaust Silencer Model 428-6164, 12 Hours Run Time
Caterpillar 437 kVA Diesel Generator Model 350, with 321 Gallon Secondary Containment Generator Base Tank, 7,546 Hours Run Time
Caterpillar Portable Generator Model SRCR, 135 kW GEA Semi-Hermetic Proformer Glycol Chiller, 253,000 Btu/hr
GEA Semi-Hermetic Proformer Glycol Chiller, 506,000 Btu/hr
Pro Chiller Systems Glycol Chiller, 896,000 Btu/hr
(2) 2013 Kaiser 15 HP Air Compressor Model SFC11T
2012 Kaiser 10 HP Air Compressor Model Aircenter SM10


2017 Combi Top Case Sealer Model TB1 with 3M Accu Glide Tape Head
2017 Combi Drop Case Packer and Carton Erector Model 2EZHSDP

Kubota’s 2020 Geared to Give program honors 5 farmer veterans


Kubota Tractor Corp. has a long history of supporting veterans who have made their way into agriculture, including through discounts and an annual tractor giveaway. Kubota has selected five farmer veterans to receive Kubota equipment as part of the 2020 Geared to Give program, in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition. To further recognize the current and past military service of these recipients, country musician Brantley Gilbert helped Kubota and FVC honor each veteran, inviting those near to his farm to bestow Kubota’s gift, one in which the company hopes will help them achieve self-sufficiency and take their farming operation to the next level.

Kubota’s Geared to Give program has provided equipment and grants to 36 farmer veterans since 2015 through FVC’s Fellowship Fund, which matches veterans’ needs with donated resources to help them further their agriculture careers.

Gilbert wanted to get involved and invited this year’s honorees to his farm in Alabama for a special ceremony and private performance in celebration of National Farmer’s Day.

“We wouldn’t have the abundance, or variety of food we have today without our nation’s farmers,” said Gilbert. “I’m honored to be able to share in this effort with Kubota and FVC, and to pay tribute to all our active military and especially to these five veterans who have served our country once in the armed forces and who continue serving their communities today through farming.”

The 2020 recipients were carefully selected from each one of Kubota’s five operating divisions:

Midwest Division: Cody Miller of Thayer, Iowa, is a U.S. Army veteran who served more than 16 years with one deployment to Afghanistan from 2009-2010, and was raised on his grandmother’s family farm, the same one he is currently operating. Cody farmed up until the day he joined the Army and resumed once he separated from service, tending to 40 acres of row crops, raising ducks and chickens, and learning about horses. He also rents another 200 acres for raising cattle, hay and row crops, mostly soybeans, and sells his products to local co-ops and plans to sell his calves at local livestock market. Cody plans to finish his Ag Business degree, purchase his grandmother’s farm to keep it in the family, and purchase more cattle. Kubota will award Cody with a 250-hour lease on a Kubota M7 Ag tractor with a loader and baler to handle virtually every agricultural job for his row crop, hay and cattle operation. To learn more about Cody Miller and Full Moon Farms, visit his

Northern Division: Joshua Nelson, of Ripley, West Virginia, is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and currently serving as a pilot in the West Virginia Air National Guard with deployments to Kuwait flying combat missions into Iraq and Syria. Josh is a first-generation farmer who turned a hobby farm start up in 2015 to an approximately 300-acre owned and leased organic grass-based ranch and farm, raising poultry, cattle, pork, bees and other livestock following regenerative ranching practices. The Nelsons sell their products through a store he co-owns called Farm House Naturals as well as through direct farm sales. To help him achieve his future plans to build ponds for irrigation and water sources for his cattle, as well as develop a full line of grocery and local goods to sell at their farm store, Josh will receive a Kubota MX mid-size tractor, with a cab and loader, and versatile enough to handle almost any application. To learn more about Joshua and Nelson Family Farms, please visit

Southeast Division: Kara Rutter of Aiken, South Carolina, retired from the U.S. Army this year after more than 23 years of service. She last served as the Army Central Food Service Sergeant Major overseeing subsistence operations in the Middle East. Her husband, Matt, also retired this year as a Command Sergeant Major after 22 years of service and now serves as president of the FVC South Carolina chapter. Together, they own Project Victory Gardens, a 20-acre farm with chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, pigs, beehives, fruit trees, berry bushes, a 1,000-foot greenhouse, raised bed and traditional vegetable gardens. Kara has plans to be fully operational in the next 12 months with an aquaponics facility and training lab and teaching kitchen. Her future goals include improving veterans’ mental health and helping them gain employment in agriculture. Kubota will award Kara with an LX Series compact tractor with a cab and loader designed to easily tackle any needed job on the farm. To learn more about Kara and Project Victory Gardens, please visit

Western Division: Bodhi Anderson of Honomu, Hawaii, is a U.S. Navy veteran who served five years on active duty as a Corpsman for the Marines with deployments to the Adriatic Sea during the Bosnian War and the Middle East. Bodhi was also commissioned as a Navy Reserves MSC Officer (Physician Assistant) providing medical support to the 4th Force Recon Battalion in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Bodhi grew up on an organic vegetable farm and now he and his wife, Brittany, own Sugar Hill Farmstead, a15-acre farm that specializes in sustainably raised regenerative meats, sold direct-to-consumer for Hawaii Island families. Cattle, sheep, pigs, rabbits, and meat chickens are all processed on-farm and sold as part of a meat CSA. Bodhi will be awarded a Kubota Sidekick RTV-XG850 utility vehicle, built for durability to move up to 1,000 lbs. in its cargo bed, to more easily distribute feed and spent produce currently hand-carried across the farm. He will also receive a $10,000 grant to assist in the expansion of his pastured poultry production to reach his goal of feeding 100 families each month. To learn more about Bodhi and Sugar Hill Farmstead, please visit

Central Division: Andrew Edelen of Alice, Texas, served five and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviation equipment mechanic. As a second-generation farmer, he has taken over his family’s 350-acre farm, Edelen Farms, where he produces grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, free range eggs and vegetables to sell at local farmers’ markets. Andrew has future goals, which include starting an additional farmers’ market, building new greenhouses, and expanding his products to include pork and goats. To assist in these efforts, Andrew will be awarded a Kubota L Series tractor to replace his ailing 40-year-old tractor to meet his most pressing needs on the farm. To learn more about Andrew and Edelen Farms, please visit

Each year, farmer veterans can apply to the FVC Fellowship Fund in order to be considered for donated Kubota equipment through the Geared to Give program. For more information on FVC’s 2020 application process, visit

MALP Lawn and Garden Fair–Saturday, June 14th, 10am-3pm, Maui Mall


FREE event Featuring:

  • Educational talks:  Ian Cole – Breadfruit Institute;  Gerry Ross – Kupa’a Farms;  James Simpliciano – Simpli-Fresh Produce, LLC,  Emil Lynch – Maui’s Best Honey, and  Melanie King – Waste Not Want Not
  • More than 20 vendors selling plants and gardening material
  • Book sale featuring gardening and plant books
  • Door prizes
  • Free soil pH testing – Bring 2c soil sample selected from various areas across property
  • Free plant problem diagnosis – Bring a plant sample – bagged

HC&S explains the Pa‘ia spraying incident

By A&B spokesperson Meredith Ching

This is my understanding of the situation you have inquired about. On October 23, HC&S conducted an aerial application of an herbicide, Clean Amine, on its Field 212, located along Hana Highway, just west of Paia town. We were attempting to eliminate a noxious weed, castor bean, from the field, as it shades out the crop and depresses sugar yields. Aerial herbicide application was required because the 16-month old cane is too dense to allow access for ground spraying, and the weed height exceeded the canopy of the cane.

The active ingredient in Clean Amine is 2,4-D, which is among the most widely used weed control chemicals in the world and is present in a number of substances labeled for residential use. For more information about 2,4-D, refer to This product is labeled for aerial application, and applications were made in compliance with the pesticide label. The mix used on Field 212 was a very diluted formulation, consisting of about 2% of 2, 4-D by weight.

We fully appreciate that the helicopter’s presence was likely startling for the residents. By design, they fly very low when applying the agricultural substances, for the very reason of minimizing drift and applying the substances most directly on the plants. Further, with this type of application of Clean Amine, the substance is only released when directly over the targeted weeds (which are very visible above the cane).

Further, when HC&S undertakes aerial applications on its fields, we generally do so in the morning when wind speeds are lower and more predictable; gusts and variable winds typically occur later in the day. Wind characteristics are an important factor for aerial applications, and one that HC&S carefully considers prior to any application. A spotter goes along on all aerial applications, monitors and records wind speeds and directions, and watches for any visual signs of drift so that prompt action can be taken to address it.

Tractors Are Vintage, but Ready for Dirty Work

FROM Pebble Beach, Calif., to Greenwich, Conn., and at dozens of picturesque settings in between, shows for vintage vehicles offer enthusiasts the opportunity to rub elbows with historic machinery in country-club surroundings.

Not every gathering needs to be a concours d’élégance where white-gloved judges probe the undersides of pristine Duesenbergs in search of a historically incorrect hose clamp, however. A decidedly more populist show was the 21st Red Power Roundup, which attracted an estimated 25,000 people last June to the LaPorte County Fairgrounds in northwest Indiana to see some 2,000 tractors and trucks made by International Harvester.

One of more than 1,400 antique tractor events across North America in 2010 listed by Farm Collector magazine, it is considered by many in the hobby to be the World Series of farm tractor meets, a heartland counterpoint to blazer-and-ascot antique car events and casual suburban cruise nights.

To a casual spectator, the rows of gleaming red International tractors represent the steady progress of industry in modernizing crop production, but to the shrinking number of Americans rooted in farming, they represent a heroic era. From the early 20th century, tractors pulled plows and cultivating equipment, powered grain combines and hay balers, eventually hauling crops to the barn or to an elevator in town. They enabled American farmers to feed the world.

Business Briefs – Hawaii Business – Star Bulletin


Maui Pine auction has good prices

KAHULUI » Maui Land & Pineapple Co. auctioned off a $23 million fresh fruit processing line for just $125,000.

Company President Ryan Churchill didn’t expect many bidders for the equipment because it is so specialized.

The auction held Tuesday at the Maui Beach Hotel drew more than 300 bargain hunters, with many more bidders online.

Maui Pine held the auction to sell off warehouses full of equipment after closing Maui’s last pineapple plantation late last year.

The company already has sold or leased some of its land and equipment to Haliimaile Pineapple Co. Haliimaile is trying to revive pineapple on a smaller scale.

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