Lynn DeCoite to serve on State Board of Agriculture

Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Molokai farm owner Lynn DeCoite to one of two vacant seats on the state Board of Agriculture on Tuesday.

Lynn DeCoite, with her daughter Carrie, at the second annual Molokai Agricultural Fair last year, which she helped organize. DeCoite was appointed Tuesday to the State Board of Agriculture.


DeCoite has been appointed to the Maui County seat. She is the owner and manager of a sweet potato farm, L&R Farms, along with her husband Russell. She is also owner and ranch handler for V-8 Ranch in Hoolehua and is also president of the Molokai Farmers Alliance. DeCoite attended Maui Community College where she studied business administration.

Her appointment as well as others announced Tuesday await confirmation by the state Senate.

Also appointed to the Board of Agriculture is Glenn Hong, president of Hawaiian Tug & Barge Corp. and Young Brothers Ltd.

Those appointed to the Agribusiness Development Corporation were: Letitia Uyehara, director of marketing and special programs at Armstrong Produce Ltd.; Patrick Kobayashi, president and CEO of Kobayashi Group LLC and Derek Kurisu, vice president of purchasing and executive vice president of perishable operations at KTA Super Stores.

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4 Responses

  1. one more gmo friendly board member….bye bye water hello pesticide dust.

  2. bye bye walter
    hello jobs

  3. Congratulations Lynn you are a HARD working woman!

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