Hawaii

CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service

Most of the extension agents and many of the specialists are University of Hawai’i faculty members who work from off-campus extension offices. County agents are available for individual consultations and can provide educational workshops and short-courses covering topics in agriculture, home economics, family living, 4-H and other youth activities, nutrition, and health. Educational materials such as brochures, publications, and videos are also available at county extension offices for use by the general public. Services provided by county agents are generally free of charge, but workshops and other organized activities may have a nominal fee.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Hawaii Organic Farmers Association (HOFA)

Hawaii Organic Farmers Association is a nonprofit organization providing education and marketing opportunities to Hawaii producers. The website is a one-stop marketing tool for all organic products and services provided by organic producers, processors, retailers, suppliers, shippers, and related services. HOFA Members can enhance their listing with product details. HOFA provides educational workshops regarding organic production practices, retailer education, and more.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education)

Western SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Environmental Mediation Center

The Environmental Mediation Center (EMC) is a non-profit organization that designs and administers environmental and agricultural dispute resolution programs. The EMC administers the United States Department of Agriculture’s certified mediation programs for California, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Hawaii.

The EMC provides free mediation services to farmers on farm loans, credit issues, USDA conservation programs, lease issues, farmer/neighbor conflicts, family farm transitions, organic certification, pesticide issues, easement issues, environmental compliance, and other issues.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont

Hawaii State Farm Service Agency (FSA)

The primary mission of the Hawaii State FSA is to assist Hawaii’s farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, and other available resources.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Financial & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Hawaii Agricultural Mediation Program

The Hawaii Agricultural Mediation Program (HIAMP) is the official United States Department of Agriculture certified agricultural mediation program for Hawaii. HIAMP provides free mediation services to the agricultural community to help resolve disputes before they end up in court

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

HAWAII STATE OFFICE

Natural Resources Conservation Service Pacific Islands Area Office

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau

The Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Hawaiʻi farmers and ranchers and working with organizations, communities and individuals involved in all aspects of the Agricultural Industry in Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau is organized to unify the County Farm Bureaus, thereby enhancing the knowledge, economic opportunity, prosperity, well being and happiness of its members; to analyze and resolve the problems that face agriculture through effective cooperation, planning and representation; to promote farmers’ and ranchers’ access to the physical, financial, intellectual, and human resources necessary for successful and profitable agriculture; and to ensure the protection and health of Hawaiʻi’s agricultural resources and the environment today and in the future.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Crisis Assistance

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Western Extension Risk Management Education

“The Western Extension Risk Management Education Center (Western Center) is one of five USDA NIFA Extension Risk Management Education Centers. Partnering with state university Extension educators and public and private sector partners in the west, the Center provides tools and training to support producers in establishing long-term risk management strategies that will strengthen the economic viability of their farm and ranch enterprises.”

We specialize in:

  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming