Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation
*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.
USDA Rural Development Hawaii and Western Pacific State Office
(808) 933-8323 (for new/general inquiries)
Kanaka Economic Development Alliance
*Able to assist Native Hawaiians with EIDL and PPP applications
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
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.
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
HDOA Agricultural Loan Division
Business Loan Officer
HDOA Loan Division
(808) 973-9460 (Oahu, Kauai, Maui)
(808) 933-9975 (Hilo)
(808) 323-7591 (Kona)
The Kohala Center
Business Development and Services Integration Coordinator
Rural Economic Development Supervisor
*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
Go Farm Hawaii
*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
Hawaii Center for Food Safety
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.
Farmers & Ranchers Unemployment Insurance Benefits Webinar
A webinar by the Farm Commons covering eligible unemployment insurance benefits for farmers and ranchers.
HANO Hawaii Webinars
Webinars and other information specifically for nonprofits.
Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Farming COVID-19 Webinars
Up-to-date webinars specifically for farmers and ranchers covering coronavirus-relevant topics.
Save Hawaii Jobs and Businesses Webinars
A weekly webinar series that provides clarification for PPP and other federal program funding,
Shop Small Hawaii
Provides business resources and tools to the community through free educational workshops, promotions, and special events for community partners.
Farm Answers COVID-19 Library
A library of documents and webinars for farmers to adapt their businesses during COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
More webinars coming soon!
More webinars coming soon!
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