Our mission is to enhance Hawaii’s food security and economy by increasing the number of local agricultural producers by offering those with an interest in agriculture a combination of knowledge, experience, and support designed to assist them in becoming viable production growers, and accomplish this in a manner that encourages sustainability.
Emphasis will be on the practical skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful agricultural entrepreneur, thus the curriculum will cover the fundamentals of farm production and business management, and expose participants to the realities of farming through the experience of seasoned farmers. Services such as shared equipment, land, marketing, and business consulting (including pursuit of financing and land matchmaking) will be provided to facilitate participants’ entry into commercial farming.
See the Programs page for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is it for? For those who are interested in becoming a production farmer and want to learn and experience the technical and business fundamentals of successful farming in Hawaii.
What does it cost? Thanks to our sponsors, GoFarm Hawai’i is currently highly subsidized (currently, cost is about $20 per week but price varies by location). Some scholarships are available.
When is it offered? AgCurious, the first phase of the GoFarm Hawai’i program, is offered approximately every six months. For more details, see the Calendar page.
Where is it held? Currently, GoFarm Hawai’i has programs at Windward, Leeward, and Kaua`i Community Colleges, UH Maui College, and CTAHR’s Waimanalo Agricultural Experiment Station.
How do I sign up? See the contact information for the site you are most interested in in the Programs and request to be added to the mailing list to be notified of upcoming rounds of classes. Better yet, “friend” us at fb.com/gofarm.hawaii or follow us on Twitter @gofarmhawaii. Attend the AgCurious seminar when it is offered, and apply for the next phase.