The Sustainability Summit on March 4th-5th is purposed to bring people together to learn, understand, and share ideas that may shape and address the environmental issues Hawaii Island faces, and ultimately cultivate actionable strategies and solutions to move the island of Hawaii towards a sustainable and reliant future.
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, webinars on 3/5/2021 at 9 am and 4/2/2021 at 8 am will provide an overview of the program.
Farm Energy Day: Energy Answers for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
This webinar hosted by PennState Extension on March 25th from 6-7 am will showcase a new set of resources designed for beginning farmers to help answer questions they may have about energy on the farm to help them better set the pattern for their farm’s long-term energy performance and success.
This virtual speaker series features unique careers in agriculture and highlights the experiences of researchers, scientists, technicians, engineers, foresters, and other USDA program managers. There is no cost to attend and registration is required in advance.
This webinar on March 11th from 3:30-5:00 pm invites Hawaii business owners successful in doing business with China to share their experiences and suggestions with anyone looking to enter the China market.
HIP is hosting an ‘Āina Lessons Educational Video Series. So far, they have posted videos on topics such as compost piles and soil fertility, and cooking with starch crops. To stay up to date with the series, subscribe to their YouTube channel here.
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.
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 National Center for Appropriate Technology is offering a virtual version of its popular sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans. The program will take place over six sessions to be held in April and May. Topics covered include business planning, budgeting, record keeping, marketing, and U.S. Farm Bill programs, among other subjects. The deadline to apply is March 12th.
The Maui Economic Development Board held a webcast on the PPP and EIDL programs on January 14th, 2021 covering the application rules for new and existing borrowers with first draw and second draw PPP loans. To view the webinar, click below.
This series on 3/3, 3/10, and 3/17 at 10am will provide businesses with valuable information and resources to guide them towards recovery after COVID-19. Topics covered include building an agile workforce, PPP forgiveness guidance, and cybersecurity during remote work.
International Fire Safety Summit and Human Dimensions of Wildfire Conference
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cultivating Success Sustainable Small Farms Education Webinars
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.
The Export readiness program is a training and advising program to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development through 1-on-1 export business advising and export training seminars. At the end of the program, companies will have a go-to-market strategy and export plan. The next seminar in this series takes place on 3/16 at 9 am covering export financing for Hawaii companies.
This webinar on March 3rd from 1-2:30 pm hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide tips on filling out the VAPG application through providing insight on what types of applications get funded, as well as explaining what the funding process looks like.
2021 Speaker Series: Faces of Agriculture and USDA
This virtual speaker series on 3/17 and 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.
Developing Your Agricultural Business Enterprise Webinar Series
This webinar series on Mondays at 6 am provides an interactive opportunity for entrepreneurs and agricultural producers to equip themselves with essential knowledge and tools to analyze, assess, develop, and grow their agribusinesses. Upcoming topics include business planning, financial planning, and capitalization/funding sources.
This conference will teach participants how to minimize and manage threats in the WUI. There will be three tracks: Fire Adapted Communities, operations and suppression, and wildland fire policy and tools. The conference will take place on March 23-25, 2021.
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.
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.
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.