Herbert (Monty) Richards
Chairman - Kahua Ranch, Ltd - Hawaii

Herbert ‘Monty’ Richards is Chairman of Kahua Ranch, Ltd. For more than 50 years, Richards has been the guiding force behind innovation at Kahua, being the first in Hawaii to use intensified grazing to increase the capacity of the pastures, developing alternative energy sources to power the ranch, and diversifying the ranch’s offerings to include sheep, greenhouse vegetables, to use artificial insemination to enhance the genetics of the cattle, and to promote agricultural tourism.  His community service includes four terms as a University of Hawaii regent, chairmanship of the Rural Economic Transition Assistance–Hawaii program and the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, and membership on the boards of The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, and the Agricultural Leadership Foundation.  He is Hawaii’s delegate to the Council on Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Teaching.  He was voted Hawaii’s Cattleman of the Year in 1984.