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PBT Program - Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture

student field workPlant the Seed for a New Career.

Do you enjoy working outdoors or growing plants? Are you concerned about food security and want to grow your own food? Are you also interested in a career that uses modern technology?

The Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture Program provides you the education and training to succeed in Hawaii's diversified agriculture and biotechnology workforce. It’s also a perfect start to a four year degree in bioscience, or developing your own agribusiness.

In this program, you will:
  • learn botany, plant physiology, soil and water science as you grow a field crop from seed to seed.
  • explore attractive career opportunities in agriculture and soil conservation.
  • fulfill a natural science/lab requirement for the AA degree
  • receive $500 stipend, if eligible.



Contact our faculty or counselor to learn more about the program and to see if you’re eligible for the $500 stipend!

Program Coordinator Dr. Kabi Neupane
Office MS 107
Phone 455-0418
kabi [at] hawaii [dot] edu
Program Counselor Amy Amper
Office GT 113
Phone 455-0221
amyamper [at] hawaii [dot] edu


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