CTAHR will be holding an invasive pest mini-conference on 12/15 from 1:00-3:00 pm. This mini-conference will cover status updates, management and response efforts, and new detection of key invasive pests in Hawaii.
Training for Success: Resources and Tools for Working with Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Farm Foundation and Farm Credit will be hosting a two-day virtual conference on 12/10 from 6-10:30 am and 12/11 from 6-8 am highlighting resources, tools, and success stories targeted towards beginning farmers and ranchers.
John Suscovich from Farm Marketing Solutions has created a series of relevant farm playlists including farm business planning, farm marketing, grazing management, farm websites, sales funnels, and more.
Hawaii SBDC’s Starting a Small Business on Oahu Webinar
Hawaii SBDC will be holding an entrepreneurship class on 12/2 from 10 am-2 pm for people who are beginning stages of starting their business on O‘ahu. This class will address all of the important topics to consider before investing money or time, and so it is a very important step in the process of starting a business. The cost to attend is $15.
DBEDT and the State of Hawaii Beijing Office are conducting a webinar series for Hawaii companies hoping to enter the China market. Sessions will start on 10/22 and will take place every other week for ten weeks from 3:30-4:30 pm. Topics will include: exporting products to the Chinese market, attracting Chinese tourists and international students to your business, and more.
National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Compliance Webinar
All food manufacturers, retailers, and importers will be required to comply with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard by 2022. USDA AMS will be holding a webinar providing an overview of the standard on 12/1 from 9-10 am.
On 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15 at 2-4 pm, guest speakers from all three USDA Cattle and Carcass Training Centers will hold a webinar series discussing how live cattle and carcasses are evaluated by the USDA for quality and yield, how these factors play into CME specifications for live cattle and beef carcass deliveries, and the relationship between cattle production practices, grading and accepting processes, and price.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Farm and Ranch Management Webinar Series
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics’ Farm and Ranch Management team maintains a library of previous ag-related webinars. Several on-demand webinar topics include Strategies for Business Success During COVID-19, Farm Survival Marketing Strategies, and Ag Estate Planning During a Pandemic.
Local Food Systems Response to COVID- USDA Webinar Series
The USDA is hosting a webinar series on the third Monday of each month to discuss topics including customer retention and engagement, emergency food, cooperative business models, stated policies and consumer behavior.
This three-part webinar series features candid conversations with leading women farmers and entrepreneurs, sharing how they turned COVID-19 challenges into sustained opportunities by creating multiple revenue streams for long-term stability. Webinars have been recorded to support the network and are available at no cost.
Attract Food Vendor Sales and Set Safety Expectations through Social Media
The Farmers Market Coalition held a webinar providing information on creating a values-based marketing plan. In addition to the webinar slides, you can find a social media content plan, a social media toolkit, and a link to a free 45-minute marketing consultation here.
GoFarm Hawaii and the C&C of Honolulu will be hosting a holiday market readiness online workshop on 12/7 from 9:30-11 am to teach small agri-businesses how to make the most out of social media, buying trends, packing and labels, and collaboration and pricing.
The U.S. Commercial Service will be hosting a webinar to help US exporters develop and improve their China e-commerce strategies. Topics that will be covered include intellectual property protection, e-commerce opportunities in China, and using key opinion leaders and livestreams to market products. The webinar will take place on 12/2 at 9 am.
HTDC Innovate Hawaii is offering free e-commerce 1-1 consulting sessions, workshops and webinars. Workshops and webinars will focus on a variety of e-commerce topics including UX/UI, email marketing and analytics, and e-commerce fundamentals. Companies registered with DCCA are eligible for 1-1 consulting sessions.
GoFarm Hawaii, along with The Kohala Center and the C&C of Honolulu’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, will be offering a free zoom session on navigating agribusiness taxes in Hawaii. The Business of Farming: Info Needed to Prepare Federal Schedule F and State Income Tax Returns will be held on 11/30 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
WUSATA, an organization that aims to increase US exports by connecting agribusinesses to the world, is offering free hour-long sessions for businesses to learn more about their Global Connect, FundMatch, and Export Education programs. This is a great opportunity for businesses looking to export their products internationally.
University of California Agriculture and National Resources: Food Systems Resiliency Spotlight Webinar Series
The UC ANR Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative leaders are hosting a Food Systems Resiliency Webinar Series on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10-11am. Food system resiliency will be viewed through food safety, California food systems partnerships and resources and Victory Gardens Then and Now to name a few. Other perspectives include input from growers, ranchers, shippers, marketing, consumers, farmers markets, CSA's, families and youth.
The Maui Economic Development Board recently held a webinar covering the 3508 EZ PPP Forgiveness application. This webinar walks you through the application and addresses commonly asked questions from Hawaii PPP recipients.