Kamehameha Schools

Services

Mahiʻai a Ola Training programs

Food Systems business consulting

Food Systems investment fund

Provide access to land and commercial property across Hawaiʻi

Oahu Resource Conservation & Development

Services

Conservation (Oahu) & Soil Health Planning

Conservation Plan Monitoring and Nat. Resource Mgmt on Working Lands (Statewide)

Farmer-to-Farmer Learning Networks (e.g. Women Farmers Network, Cacao) (Statewide)

On-farm research and demos

Oahu Business and Constituent Educators

Services

Creating a COVID-safe economy and supporting local businesses is vital to O‘ahu’s recovery. The Business and Constituent Educator team works one-on-one with local businesses to connect them with government and private sector resources and help companies build a path a success.

Contact us at 768-CITY (2489) or backonthewave@honolulu.gov to schedule a conversation.

Hawaii Tea Society

Services

Hawai’i Tea Society is dedicated to the development of the tea industry and tea culture in Hawai’i by providing training, outreach, education and services to all members of our community – from tea farmers to tea enthusiasts.

Hawaii Seed

Services

Hawaii Seed supports healthier, sustainable, and non-toxic farming practices for Hawai‘i's communities. Provides videos, publications, and information about GMOs.

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation

Services

Hawaii Farm Bureau is connecting farmers with retailers, direct-to-consumer markets, online marketplace and delivery networks, and our own purchase and distribution programs, to help Hawaii producers stay in business and continue to feed our communities. For more information about our programs, please click here.

Native Hawaiian Business Directory

Services

Able to assist Native Hawaiians with EIDL and PPP applications

USDA Hawaii Farm Service Agency

Services

Contact for all FSA programs.

Accumulus

Services

Honolulu bookkeeping and CFO firm offering free help with US SBA Loan applications. When contacting, reference offer from Chamber of Commerce website.

Mink Center for Business and Leadership

Services

Offers business and legal counseling for small businesses at no to low cost by appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Go Farm Hawaii

Services

Beginning farmer training - 5 sites; 4 islands (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island) +AgTechnician Training (Waiawa Correctional Facility, Oahu)

Business consulting - 1:1 (Statewide; open to all existing and aspiring farmers)

Business education - on request (typically other programs; groups)/ open to thepublic (depends on topic and method of delivery)

Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii

Services

The Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii is here for the agricultural community during this difficult time. If you need support please reach out and we will do our best to connect you with local resources that can help.

Pacific Gateway Center

Services

Culinary Business Incubator

Education, Training & Resoruces

Micro-lending, loan, and general support (KIVA, specifically)

Business Development Consulting

Marketing

Value-Added Support,

Wrap-around social services, including legal immigration services.

Interpretation and translation services

Northshore Economic Vitality Partnership

Services

USDA Harmonized GAP Training & Certification Farm Food Safety Plans Commercial

Market Access Irrigation and Wash Water Testing On-farm Risk Analyses

Hawaii Investment Ready

Services

Impact enterprises play a vital role in accelerating worldwide adoption of sustainable and inclusive technologies, policies and behaviors. Island economies, by virtue of their remote location and resource scarcity, have and continue to develop innovative and sustainable ways of solving their social and environmental challenges. HIR combines the wisdom of place-based knowledge with modern tools to empower entrepreneurs to increase impact while building resilient enterprises.

Kona Coffee Farmers Association

Services

KCFA is an organization of small coffee farmers, chartered to support the Kona coffee growers community and to promote and protect 100% Kona coffee. Provides events, resources, and advocacy for members.

Slow Food Hawaii

Services

Slow Food is a a national member-supported volunteer-run educational non-profit organization that advocates for renewed interest in and support for our local food culture. Their website maintains a list of farmers markets and CSAs.

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Services

Maintains a COVID-19 Response Hub with government resources. Can be found here.

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

Services

Maintains a Recovery Navigator with Ag & Food Production resources. Can be found here. Also contact for CBED's Micro Loan Program and Enterprise Zones Program.

Hawaii Small Business Development Center

Services

Offers free, confidential business advice. To register for business advising, click here.

SCORE Mentors Hawaii

Services

Mentoring program providing confidential business advice. To request a mentor, click here.

HDOA Agricultural Loan Division

Services

Contact for all HDOA's loan programs.

Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Inc.

Services

Offering to work through any impacts you are experiencing due to COVID-19. To report impacts, click here. Visit the website for answers to import and export questions and changes to livestock shipping procedures.

Hawai'i Center for Food Safety

Services

Hawaii Center for Food Safety is a Maui based organization with statewide membership nearing 11,000. Can help with communications and organizing farmers and advocates around ag focused legislation.

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Services

Business Basics Seminar

Business Consulting

HFUU, Hawaii Farmers Union United

Services

The Hawai'i Farmers Union Foundation, HFUF, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2015 with a Board of Directors that include representatives on Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Our purpose is to support Hawai'i farmers for the benefit of all Hawai'i Nei, including future generations, through various scientific, educational and charitable activities.

Grow, eat, support food grown in Hawai'i via regenerative and sustainable farming methods.

Farmer Resource Network

Services

The Farmer Resource Network provides a filterable database for farmers and farmworkers to find relevant resources such as funding opportunities, conversation programs, land access information and more. This online directory contains more than 750 organizations all over the US that work directly with farmers on a variety of issues.

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association

Services

HTFG is dedicated to the Hawaii-grown tropical fruit community through promotion, research, education and collaboration. Website provides tropical fruit publications and scholarships.

INNOVATE Hawaii

Services

Innovate Hawaii assists manufacturers looking to improve their business and are willing to invest time and resources to grow their company. They also administer the Manufacturing Assistance Program Grant and the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Grant.

USDA Rural Development Hawaii

Services

Contact for all USDA Rural Development programs.

Hawaii Minority Business Development Agency Center

Services

Provides business analysis, market access, and capital access assistance for a small fee.

SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance

Services

Contact for all SBA's COVID-19 programs.

Business Law Corps

Services

Offers small business owners legal counseling at no-cost.  Appointments every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for 30 minutes over the phone between 11am-1pm. To schedule appointment, email or call.

The Kohala Center

Services

Beginning farmer training (blends Native Hawaiian mahi'ai and Western ag practices) 1 site;Hawaii Island (Honokaa)

Farmer and mahi'ai training specialties include soil science, soil & plant health, and canoe crop varietal knowledge & collection (Statewide)

Financial capitalization via USDA Farm Bill programs and other grant opportunities (Statewide)

Financial capitalization via microlending and loan financing (Statewide)

Business development coaching; external consultant services in marketing, etc. when funds are available (Statewide)

Cooperative development (Statewide)

Collaborative community food system development (Statewide)

Professional networking (Statewide)

CTAHR Cooperative Extension Services

Services

1:1 Production support for farmers (Statewide)

Production training classes (Statewide)