Education grants, and technical assistance for farmers working on 1 acre or more. Supporting safe, sustainable, ag.
Through Together We Farm, West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District, OACA, and partners provide farmers, ranchers, and landowners access to training that can improve farming practices, increase yield, and increase sustainable land practices. In addition, Together We Farm offers mini-grants to participants.
Participants can attend one or all of the workshops. We recommend participating in the series for greatest knowledge gain, access to experts, and potential impacts on your farm/ranch as well as greater grant opportunities.
More than $35,000 in farmer/rancher direct grants have been issued. Up to $25,000 will be awarded in 2021.
Year three of Together We Farm secured funding to offer a self-paced, online training through our web-based platform. Complete your courses by March 15, 2021 to secure awards and grant eligibility. Course content is available through November of 2021.
REGISTER and participate in classes: OahuACA.tovuti.io
Courses and Awards
Soil Health and Nutrient Management: soil test with Pete Bunn included ( not available to Big Island residents due to ROD restriction)
Pesticide Safety: $50 in credits - 2 CEUs pending
Worker Protection Standard: Free WPS Handler or Worker Training. 2 CEUs. WPS kits and signage
Grants and Awards, Tech Support, Courses, etc.: Contact Michelle Gorham at OahuACA@gmail.com
West Oahu SWCD or conservation planning: Contact Amanda Shaw at 808-429-5310 or WestOahuSWCD@gmail.com
Tech Support is offered via Zoom on Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm. Stop by anytime if you want to ask questions, secure support, or talk to a human. Tech support Dates: February 15 & 22, March 1, 8, and 15. Zoom Link Here Meeting ID: 823 9880 8369 Passcode: 108897
The program, developed in 2017 and launched in 2018 by West Oahu SWCD, is committed to providing consistent access to the training, experts, and resources that help farmers, ranchers, and landowners thrive. Mahalo to UH CTAHR extension for their dedication and support as well as funders: Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Hartung Brothers Inc., Corteva, Bayer Inc., DR Horton, Pioneer Hybrid International, Ulupono, and others.
Together We Conserve
Together We Grow
Together We Innovate
Sama sama tayong magsaka
Together We Farm
TOGETHER WE FARM
Image: Pesticide Safety Thai Workshop
Farmers of all types use pesticides - organic and non. Our goal is to ensure people have the knowledge and tools to use them safely.