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