EPA Tools & Resources Webinar: Small Business Innovation Research

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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is a federal program that supports the development and commercialization of novel technologies. EPA’s SBIR Program has an annual funding cycle to support projects in areas which include clean and safe water, air and climate, homeland security, land revitalization, sustainable materials management, safer chemicals and risk assessment. This webinar will provide some examples of EPA SBIR “success stories” – existing and developing technologies in areas of potential interest to states and tribes including: PFAS detection/treatment; wildland fire monitoring; harmful algal blooms monitoring; wastewater treatment/nutrient removal; and plastic pollution.


July 21, 2021

3-4 pm ET

Virtual Entrepreneur Meetup Group

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Network with local entrepreneurs and introduce your business at this meetup event. The guest speaker will be Mary Spadaro of Slow Money Hawai‘i. There is no cost to attend. Email jason@hiplan.biz to obtain the Zoom link for the virtual meeting. Presented by HIplan, Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center, and the County of Hawai‘i. Wednesday, June 9 • 5:30–7 p.m.

Safe Pesticide Use & Drift Reduction Webinar

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In anticipation of a Section 18 approval for Priaxor® Xemium, outreach opportunities have been prepared for producers. During this webinar, HDOA staff will explain about Safe Pesticide Use (worker protection standard) and Drift Reduction for coffee leaf rust (CLR) management and answer any questions. This event is free, co-hosted by the HDOA and University of Hawaii CTAHR, and open to all. Register on the website linked below.

Stakeholder Listening Session on Rural Energy Pilot Program

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This Stakeholder Listening Session is being held to solicit information from the public to inform options for the Rural Energy Pilot Program to support the Nation’s critical energy needs for climate change while advancing environmental justice, racial equity, and economic opportunity through the development and deployment of distributed energy technologies, innovations, and/or solutions. April 22, 2021 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM HST

Stories of Past Federal Food System Grant Applicants

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Hear directly from other farmers and food systems organizations that  have applied for USDA funding in the past, both awardees and those that  weren't successful. They'll share what the process was like, what they  learned, what they wish they had known, and recommendations for how to  develop a successful project and application. Register below. April 15, 2021 9:00 AM HST

Learn how to register with Sam.Gov

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In order to apply for government grants and contracts, you must first register with SAM.GOV. This webinar will cover the basics of registration and help you learn to navigate the web portal. Join the Small Business Agency, MBDA Honolulu, Department of Transportation, and the MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center for this 2-hour webinar. Thurs.,4/8/2021 (9-11:00 am)

Coffee Berry Borer and Coffee Leaf Rust Conference 2021

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This event on April 16th and 17th from 9 am-12:30 pm will provide a space for growers and agricultural professionals to share their knowledge on managing coffee pests and diseases.

Developing Your Small Scale Swine Enterprise

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This webinar on March 29th at noon hosted by the Livestock Program Work Team and Cornell Cooperative Extension from noon-2pm is designed to teach small-scale pig producers looking to expand their swine enterprise how to become more efficient and sustainable in the production of pigs and marketing of pork products.

Bringing Your Farm Based Business Online

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This two part virtual series on March 22nd and March 29th from 1-2:30 pm will teach farmers how to bring their business online. The cost of the workshop is on a sliding scale system ranging from free to $30.

HDOA’s Market Development Branch Assistance

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HDOA’s Market Development Branch held a webinar outlining the Hawaii Seals of Quality Program, the Buy Hawaii with Aloha program and other marketing assistance programs in January 2021.

eOrganic

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eOrganic maintains an extensive library of on-demand webinar resources and organic foods production.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Farm and Ranch Management Webinar Series

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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.

ORC&D Wahine Farmer Empowerment Summer Series

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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.

Farm Answers COVID-19 Library

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

Pro Service Hawaii Business Guide

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

Farmers Markets Physical Redesign for COVID-19 Mitigation

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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.

Cultivating Success Sustainable Small Farms Education Webinars

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

PPP Forgiveness Application - Best Practices Webinar

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The Hawaii SBDC and Small Business Administration invite you to a PPP Forgiveness application webinar. The one-hour session will review the PPP loan forgiveness application process and highlight key points in calculating and documenting eligible non-payroll costs.


Wed, July 21st

9:30 -10:30 AM HST

Marketing Assistance Zoom Session

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The Market Development Branch held a Zoom session on the Hawaii Seals of Quality Program, Made in Hawaii with Aloha program, and other marketing assistance programs. Zoom session is available to watch on the HDOA YouTube channel.

Hawaii Agricultural Safety Series

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On May 11, 2021 there will be a webinar on Equipment Safety and Sexual Harassment Prevention from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. On May 18, 2021 there will be a webinar on Pesticide Safety and Heat Illness Prevention from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10.00 per webinar/participant or $15 for both. Workshops delivered in partnership with University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

EQUITY Webinar: Living Landscapes: A Conference Using Foraging to Explore the Intersections of Environmental Stewardship, Racial Justice & Food Sovereignty

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Join the Boston University Gastronomy community for in-depth discussions and (remote) hands-on foraging experiences! Since the start of the pandemic, the connections between environmental racism, climate change, land (in)access, social justice, and food sovereignty have become clearer than ever. This conference will use foraging as a tangible entry point into the nexus of these issues, bringing together people from a wide variety of backgrounds—including foragers, researchers, and activists—for critical conversations. April 17-18

Framing and Developing Federal Food Systems Grants

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Considering applying for a USDA food system grant? Confused about which  one is the best fit or what you need to be successful? Then this webinar  is for you! This webinar will highlight best practices in developing  effective grant applications for federal funding programs. It will  include resources to help you communicate your business or  organization's vision to develop or grow enterprises, initiatives,  market innovations and programs supporting the regional food system or  healthy food access. Register below. Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 10am HST

Getting SBA Certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business: Opening New Doors of Opportunity

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In the introductory seminar, business owners learned about the benefits of becomingcertified as a woman (or minority) owned small business (WOSB/MOSB). MEDB was joinedby guest speakers from MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center at YWCAO‘ahu, Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and others who shared steps tobecoming SBA certified and the business benefits including access to exclusive grantsand contracts. Further workshops will help participants leverage their SBA certification totake advantage of the opportunities with various agencies available to a WOSB/MOSB.Available on demand.

ORC&D Regenerative Agriculture Workshops

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The Hawaii Women Farmer Network will feature the leadership of female farmers from a diverse spectrum of operations across the islands. This series is designed to provide an inspirational and inviting space for wahine in agriculture, but is open to all local producers and agriculture enthusiasts. Registration is open for each of the virtual workshops, which will begin on June 1, 2021.

Preparing PPP Applications for Schedule C Filers

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These workshops on March 25th at 5 pm will walk participants through preparing a PPP application using the new rules for Schedule C filers.

AgSquared Learning Community

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Big River Farms and AgSquared have partnered to create a series of new app-based record-keeping tools to help farmers of color, immigrant farmers, and other beginning growers keep records needed for organic certification and to better understand their farm businesses, no matter the language spoken or whether they have reliable computer access. They are looking for incubator farms and farmer service providers to test out their app. If interested, a webinar on 4/2/2021 at 8 am will provide an overview of the program.

International Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions of Wildfire Conference

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This virtual conference brings together members of the International Association of Wildland Fire to reflect and set the future course of practice for wildfire management. The conference will be held from May 24th to May 27th.

E-Commerce Pivot Grant Program

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HTDC Innovate Hawaii held free e-commerce workshops and webinars on a variety of e-commerce topics including UX/UI, email marketing and analytics, and e-commerce fundamentals.

Navigating Agribusiness Taxes in Hawaii

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Missed GoFarm Hawaii’s Navigating AgriBusiness Taxes in Hawaii Series? Not to worry, all session materials are available on-demand!

Farm Commons COVID-19 Webinars

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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

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

The Kohala Center's Farm Bill Program Funding Webinar

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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.

Farmers’ Q+A on Unemployment Insurance

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

Call on the Competition Executive Order and $500 Million Supply Chain Investment

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You're Invited to Join Secretary Vilsack, Senator Grassley and Senator Tester for a Call on the Competition Executive Order and $500 Million Supply Chain Investment. USDA announced its intent to invest $500 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand meat and poultry processing capacity so that farmers, ranchers, and consumers have more choices in the marketplace. USDA also announced more than $150 million for existing small and very small processing facilities to help them weather COVID, compete in the marketplace and get the support they need to reach more customers. USDA is also revitalizing the Packers and Stockyards Act, issuing new rules on “Product of USA” labels, and developing plans to expand farmers’ access to new markets.


Date:  Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Time:  3:30-4:00pm EDT


New Market Access Workshop

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Virtual meeting to connect producers and buyers from various markets  across Oʻahu and Kauaʻi.  Learn what produce is in demand, what  requirements must be met to sell, and how to contact these buyers.  Hosted by North Shore EVP, this workshop will feature a panel of speakers who are buying or seeking to buy local produce. If you are interested in positioning yourself to sell into more markets, we encourage you to attend. May 11, 2021 1:00 PM

Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) Applicant Webinar

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The USDA has $1 million in grant funds available to support the efforts of State departments of agriculture, tribal governments, State agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate State agencies (i.e., State universities, State colleges, or State governmental and research institutions to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system. To learn more about the FSMIP Grant program, attend the webinar on April 20, 2021. Time: 7:30 am HST

 

GoFarm Hawai'i @ Waimanalo

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Learn more about GoFarm Hawaii's beginning farmer training program in Waimanalo! This webinar will take place on April 22nd at 5:30 pm. Attendance is required to apply for AgXposure/AgXcel.

HiSTEP 2021: Exporting to Japan for Hawaii Companies

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Financing orders received from overseas customers can sometimes seem like a daunting task; however, there is support available to Hawaii exporters. This seminar will provide details on resources such as EXIM Bank credit financing, SBA export financing, and microfinancing that are available in Hawaii. Apr 15, 2021 03:00 PM in Hawaii

GoFarm Hawaii's AgCurious Program: Kauai

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Learn more about GoFarm Hawaii's beginning farmer training program on Kauai! This webinar will take place on April 6th at 6:00 pm.

Farmer Tarp Talk Webinars

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This series of webinars will teach participants about emerging trapping practices for organic vegetables, including how to fit tarps into their crop plans and what this looks like in the field. The webinars will take place on March 30th at 6 am.

Micro Grants for Food Security Program Webinar

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HDOA is now accepting applications for the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program, which provides support for small-scale gardening, herding and livestock operations to help produce food in areas that are insecure.

2021 Speaker Series: Faces of Agriculture and USDA

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This virtual speaker series on 4/21 at 8 am will feature current USDA researchers, scientists, technicians, engineers, foresters, and other STEM related program managers. These events are intended for high school and college students to engage with USDA professionals to learn more about their story and career path with the USDA.

CTAHR's Invasive Pest Mini Conference

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Missed CTAHR's invasive pest mini conference? Watch it on-demand here.

Farm Marketing Solutions Webinars

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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.

Local Food Systems Response to COVID- USDA Webinar Series

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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.

Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Farming COVID-19 Webinars

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

HANO Hawaii Webinars

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Webinars and other information specifically for nonprofits.

Setting Up an Online Store Webinar

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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!

Online Sales Platforms for Farmers Webinar

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This webinar details direct-to-consumer online sales platforms made specifically for farmers.