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.
Morning sessions offer panel discussions, Q&A with experienced farmers, and brief talks by island organizations on land acquisition, financing, training programs, crop choice, production methods, business planning, risk management, value-added products, branding, and marketing. Afternoon sessions include films, information booths, one-on-one sessions, and workshops.
This event is open to the public. Those who are serious about pursuing farm careers on Hawai‘i Island are encouraged to attend. Admission is $25 and includes access to all events, a light breakfast, coffee service, and lunch catered by Red Water Café. Advance registration required by June 13, 2017.
FOR INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: Visit farmerexpo.eventbrite.com or contact The Kohala Center at 808-887-6411.