Agricultural Education Workshops

 

There is a need for growers in Hawaii to be aware of new regulations regarding their farm operations and to gain a better understanding of liability issues they face. There are also a number of new opportunities for growers to help increase their profitability and manage risk.

 

The free 30-minute sessions held at CTAHR Extension Offices via Polycom will run from 6:00 to 8:00pm and will give you basic understanding of the programs and how and where to obtain more detailed information.

February 24, 2009

            MANAGING FOOD SAFETY RISKS        Elizabeth Haws Connally (AHF&I)
                        Understanding your liability when selling fresh produce, value added                                     products and on-farm visits.

            COOL/SEAL OF QUALITY                                     Matthew Loke (HDOA)
                        Country of Origin labeling laws and Hawaii Seal of     Quality requirements.

            ENTERPRISE ZONES PROGRAM                         Michelle Muraoka (DBEDT)
         
Tax credits for farmers and new changes incl. natural disaster exemption   

 

March 9, 2009

AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATOR PROGRAM     Steven Chiang, (CTAHR)
The AIP's unique service provides one-on-one business consulting to agribusinesses throughout Hawaii. Learn about this program and how it has helped agribusinesses greatly increase profits.

            MARKETING AGREEMENTS                    Tim O'Connell (USDA-Rural Devel.)
                        The contract between an agricultural cooperative and its members

            MARKET OPPORTUNITIES WITH           Elizabeth Haws Connally (AHF&I)

               THE GOVERNMENT        

                       

Polycom Sites/Contacts:

            Oahu:   Wayne Nishijima, 956-8397, waynen@hawaii.edu 

                        212 Gilmore Hall, 3050 Maile Way, UHM Campus

            Kauai:  Roy Yamakawa, 274-3471

                        Room 210 State Office Bldg, 3060 Eiwa Street, Lihue

            Maui:  Harold Keyser, 244-3242,

                        Kahului Extension Office (Bldg 214), MCC Campus

            Kona:   Susan Miyasaka/Russell Nagata, 981-5199

                        Kona Extension Office, 79-7381 Hawaii Belt Road, Kainaliu

            Hilo:    Susan Miyasaka/Russell Nagata, 981-5199

                        Waiakea Research Station, 920 Stainback Highway, Hilo

 

Sponsored by:

Hawaii Agritourism Association

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing