April 29, 2017—Taught by Diana Duff, Business Specialist, Farm Works
Learn how to write a business plan for a farm operation including production planning, marketing and farm financial statements.
June 10, 2017—Learn all about food safety regulations, fair trade, how to become an organic certified farm and all requirements to certify like record-keeping. Taught by Maile Woodhall, Agricultural Outreach Specialist, The Kohala Center.
June 17, 2017—The Hawai‘i Island New Farmer Expo will bring together emerging and experienced farmers with non-profit, private, and government resource organizations. The Expo will provide participants with an understanding of the challenges and prospects of establishing a viable farm business on Hawai‘i Island, including a pragmatic, step-by-step overview on how to get started.
June 24, 2017—An introduction to cooperatives and financing your farm operation, including Farm Service Agency loan program opportunities. Taught by Hanna Bree, Rural Business Development Specialist, The Kohala Center; Teresa Young, Rural Cooperative Business Development Specialist, The Kohala Center; and Linda Kow, Assistant Manager of Farm Loan Programs, Farm Service Agency.
July 22, 2017—Learn how to write a business plan for a farm operation including production planning, marketing and farm financial statements, part 2. Taught by Diana Duff, Business Specialist, Farm Works.