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June 2017
Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Food Safety, Organic Certification, and Fair Trade
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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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.

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$25

Hawai‘i Island New Farmer Expo

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, Gates Performing Arts Center (Upper Campus),
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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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.

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Free

Sustainable Agriculture Program for High School Students
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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June 19–30, 2017—Hey high school students and recent grads! Want to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, experience traditional Hawaiian land management systems—and earn a scholarship for it? Apply for our one- and two-week Sustainable Agriculture programs, in which the ‘āina is your classroom!

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Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Cooperatives and Funding
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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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.

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July 2017
Free

Agricultural Business Workshops: Business Planning and Financing #2
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center,
45-539 Plumeria St
Honoka‘a, HI 96727 United States
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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.

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October 2017
Free

Sustainable Agriculture Program for High School Students
(Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i Island)

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
The Kohala Center’s Demonstration Farm,
45-434 Lehua St
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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October 9–13, 2017—Hey high school students and recent grads! Want to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, experience traditional Hawaiian land management systems—and earn a scholarship for it? Apply for our one- and two-week Sustainable Agriculture programs, in which the ‘āina is your classroom!

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