Increase the Viability of Your Farm Business & Receive a $50 gift certificate 

E Komo Mai!


Welcome to the Hawaii Farm Viability Portal. This portal contains fun self-assessments, short videos, and testimonies from fellow farm business owners about the tools they╩╗ve used to improve their businesses. The tools in this portal are designed to help you set goals to improve your business and to learn about some of the skills that we'll be teaching through our free farm viability cohorts and online courses.

 

Register for a Farm Viability Cohort

Farm Viability Training is available for female farm business owners interested in developing a viability strategy for their farm. This 12 week, cohort-based training will take place on Oahu in Fall 2022 and on Hawaii Island Early Spring 2023. The training includes one-on-one consultations with The Kitchen Table Consultants, a two-day in-person training, followed by virtual sessions and coursework you can finish at your own pace. A stipend of $500 is available for selected cohort members. To inquire about more information and receive an application, please email: India@oahurcd.org. 

 

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WFN Skill Share!
Celebration & Resource Fair


  Watch the Video  


Mahalo to all who were able to participate in the Skill Share! to celebrate female entrepreneurs and leaders who have helped shape agriculture in Hawaii.


We kicked-off the event, by hearing stories about their mentors and the pathways that led them to where they are today. Mahalo to our honorary guests: Jari Sugano @soaphawaii, Dana Shapiro @hawaiiulucoop , Sally Rizzo @oldkoloa_regenerativefarm, Darien Siguenza from Hawaii FoundHer, Frankie Koethe @KMWP, and hearing from special guest speakers: Gabrielle Roesche McNally @americanfarmlandtrust, Rebecca Frimmer from @thekitchentableconsultants, and Tanya Murray @oregontilth.

Mahalo to our guest speakers from The Kitchen Table Consultants and Oregon Tilth for demonstrating leading financial management and planning tools being used by farm business owners both locally and nationally farmers. In addition to tools, they also shared about skill sets and healthy business habits used to track and analyze cost of production, set sales targets and budgets, and opportunity assessments for scaling-up to meet financial and quality of life goals.


We ended this event with break-out sessions with The Kohala Center, GoFarm Hawaii, The Kitchen Table Consultants, Slow Money Hawaii, FSA, NRCS and CTAHR. Attending these break-out sessions you'll learn how to start developing a capitalization strategy, prepare for a loan, start a market and business plan, sign-up with FSA and learn about the new Micro-Whole Farm Revenue Program and sign-up for liability or property insurance, learn about our upcoming Farm Viability Training starting in Fall of 2022 for Oahu and Spring 2023 for Hawaii Island. 

Access Tools to Increase the Viability of Your Farm Business


The 30-minute Farm Viability Course has three parts. Each section includes an interactive quiz. Those who attended the Skill Share! used the quizes to help them determine which break-out sessions they should attend. Even if you weren't able to attend the event, you can still use these short quizzes to learn where you can start making improvements to your farm business by setting goals to begin tracking and analyzing your finances. We've also included a quiz to help you navigate insurance and contract agreements, since these tools are an important measure towards protecting your finanical and legal risks and creating a viable course for your business. 
Click on FARM VIABILITY COURSES to get started. 

*This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28587.
*This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28587.

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