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Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation


(808) 848-2074


*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.

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
USDA Rural Development Hawaii and Western Pacific State Office

Brenda Iokepa-Moses

State Director

(808) 933-8323 (for new/general inquiries)


Kanaka Economic Development Alliance

Kelea Levy


*Able to assist Native Hawaiians with EIDL and PPP applications

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

Wayne Thom

CBED Program



Hawaii Minority Business Development Agency Center

Dana Hauanio



(808) 956-0850


CTAHR Cooperative Extension Services




*Savannah is able to provide technical assistance to Kauai ranchers and livestock producers.
*Emilie is able to provide technical assistance to Kauai produce growers.

Hawaii Small Business Development Center


Click here for the SBDC directory by county. 


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

SCORE Mentors Hawaii

(808) 547-2700



*Mentoring program providing confidential business advice

*To request a mentor, click here

Small Business Administration Hawaii District Office

Jane Sawyer

District Director


(808) 541-2990


SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance

Shannon Mariano

Customer Service Representative
Public Information Office



*Shannon is the point of contact for COVID-19 outreach

Business Law Corps

(808) 539-3806 x 0



*Offers small business owners legal counseling at no-cost (for help on things like choice of entity, business crisis, for-profit corporations, LLCs, partnerships, etc.)
*Appointments every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for 30 minutes over the phone between 11am-1pm
To schedule appointment, email or call



(808) 369-3121


*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

Noela Napoleon

MCBL Lead Business Counselor


(808) 695-2633



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

HDOA Agricultural Loan Division

Wayne Takamine
(808) 973-9458
Business Loan Officer
HDOA Loan Division


(808) 973-9460 (Oahu, Kauai, Maui)
(808) 933-9975 (Hilo)
(808) 323-7591 (Kona)

The Kohala Center

Eric Bowman
Business Development and Services Integration Coordinator

Megan Blazak
Rural Economic Development Supervisor
(808) 313-0904


*Offers several financial capitalization services including grant and loan application assistance and help to cooperatives developing their seed capital through equity shares and attracting preferred stock investors

*To contact them for technical assistance, download their intake form here

*To read their business resources page, click here

Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency

Patrick Lewis

County Executive Director

Pacific Basin FSA Service Center


(808) 600-2953 (office)

(808) 443-8777 (cell)


(808) 541-2600 x 2

USDA Hawaii Farm Service Agency

Click here for the FSA directory by county.

Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council, Inc.

(808) 333-6755


*Offering to work through any impacts you are experiencing due to COVID-19. To report impacts, click here.
The website has updates with answers to import and export questions and changes to livestock shipping procedures.


Go Farm Hawaii

Erik Shimizu
AgBusiness Program
GoFarm Hawaii

Pomai Weigert
AgBusiness Program
GoFarm Hawaii

(808) 956-3530



*Offers services to new and existing agribusinesses to take their company to the next level
*Provides assistance in business management, financial management, marketing, and technical farming
*Interested participants need basic experience with tracking financial information and the ability to communicate over email/zoom/etc. so files can be transferred back and forth.
*For more information and to apply, click here
*Pomai is able to provide consulting services for farmers/ranchers to market their businesses on platforms such as social media.

Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii


(808) 947-2914


*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.

Hawaii Center for Food Safety

Lauryn Rego (808) 298-9489 lrego@centerforfoodsafety.org



*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.




Farm Commons COVID-19 Webinars 

Up-to-date webinars specifically for farmers and ranchers to navigate business strategy, loan applications, and government updates during the coronavirus.


Click here

Farmers & Ranchers Unemployment Insurance Benefits Webinar


A webinar by the Farm Commons covering eligible unemployment insurance benefits for farmers and ranchers. 


Click here

HANO Hawaii Webinars

Webinars and other information specifically for nonprofits.

Click here

Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Farming COVID-19 Webinars


Up-to-date webinars specifically for farmers and ranchers covering coronavirus-relevant topics.


Click here

Save Hawaii Jobs and Businesses Webinars 

A weekly webinar series that provides clarification for PPP and other federal program funding,


Click here

Shop Small Hawaii

Provides business resources and tools to the community through free educational workshops, promotions, and special events for community partners.


Click here to register your business and receive updates

Farm Answers COVID-19 Library

A library of documents and webinars for farmers to adapt their businesses during COVID-19.


Click here

Pro Service Hawaii Business Guide

Extensive business guides and webinars on how to run businesses during a crisis, including a specific webinar for agriculture/farming.

Click here

Online Livestock Marketing Webinar Series

This 4-part webinar series, presented by CTAHR, will focus on the direct-to-consumer marketing and sale of animal products using various online platforms and tools.


To register, click here.

Livestock Pau Hana Talk Story

Livestock Pau Hana is an informal, bi-weekly discussion presented by CTAHR, the Livestock Extension Group, and Hawaii’s Cattlemen’s Council discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and other issues on Hawaii livestock operations.

To register, click here. After you register, you should receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the meeting. After registering, you can use the same link for all future webinars.

Cattlemen’s College Online Campus

The Cattlemen’s College Online Campus is a portal of on-line learning opportunities for those interested in beef product promotion, research, information and related activities financed by the beef checkoff and similar market development investments.

It contains conference sessions, workshops, presentations, and webinars.


Click here.

The Kohala Center's Farm Bill Program Funding Webinar

This webinar provides a broad overview for some of the funding options available to farmers, ranchers, and other Hawaii agriculturalists, as well as some best practices for applying to any grant.

Click here


Maui Economic Development Board COVID-19 Business Assistance Webinar Series

The COVID-19 Business Assistance Series, sponsored by the County of Maui, aims to help small businesses navigate the resources available to them, with clear step-by-step instructions. The webinar on May 14 focused on Agriculture and COVID-19 Loan Relief Programs.

Click here

Setting Up an Online Store Webinar

The University of Kentucky has hosted a webinar that slowly walks farmers through the process of setting up an online Square store. This is especially helpful for those who aren’t tech-savvy! 



Click Here


Farmers Markets Physical Redesign for COVID-19 Mitigation

Presented by Farmers Market Coalition, this webinar focuses on the physical redesign of farmers market spaces and shares examples of how market operators have implemented new practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Click here

Hawaii Coffee Association Webinars

Hawaii Coffee Association is hosting a webinar on June 24th and 25th designed to provide insights into the current state of Hawaii’s and the global coffee industry, and to offer information to help them cope with the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.


Registration link coming soon.

Farmers' Q+A on Unemployment Insurance Webinar 

This webinar answers farmers and ranchers' commonly asked unemployment insurance questions.

Click here

Online Sales Platforms for Farmers Webinar

This webinar, presented by Oregon Tilth, presents alternative ways that farmers and ranchers can markeet their products, including several direct-to-consumer online sales platforms suitable for producers.

Click here

Farmer's Market Best Practices


Cultivating Success Sustainable Small Farms Education Webinars

This webinar series presents best practices specific to COVID-19 for farm deliveries, CSAs, and farmers markets. There are also webinars on finance, mentorship and direct marketing created just for farmers.

Click here

More webinars coming soon!

More webinars coming soon!


Things to Consider When Selling Online

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