Please contact us if you have interest in participating in or supporting GoFarm Hawai'i, or just want to find out more about us or our programs. See location-specific contact information below and site specific program dates under the calendar page.
Mailing address: 3050 Maile Way, Gilmore 115
Honolulu, HI 96822
Location Specific contacts:
GoFarm Hawai`i appreciates being able to count these esteemed experts as speakers and content providers to our program. The students benefit tremendously from the experience and expertise of the following generous individuals (under construction):
Koon-Hui Wang, CTAHR, Field Preparation, Organic Weed Control
Albie Miles, UH West Oahu, Agroecology
Daniela Dutra Elliot, Leeward CC, Plant anatomy
Jari Sugano, CTAHR
Jensen Uyeda, CTAHR
Albert Louie, HDOA, Food safety
Jonathan Deenik, CTAHR, Soils
Mark Wright, CTAHR
Glenn Teves, CTAHR
Robert Paull, CTAHR, Harvesting & Grading
Steve Carey, Whole Foods Market, Retail grocery marketing
Kevin Flannegan, Agrefab
Adam Reed, USDA-NRCS, Soils
Sharon Hurd, HDOA, HDOA marketing resources
GoFarm Hawai`i has to good fortune to have a team of talented and dedicated professionals who share a vision of developing well-prepared commercial farmers for Hawai`i. Our current team members are:
Daniel Carrol, BS
Farm Coach GFH @ North Shore. Graduate from The College of Agriculture at the University of Vermont. Daniel has been farming in Hawaii since 2011, including 3.5 years managing and leading education about an organic operation at a large Oahu farm. He is an active Board Member of the Hawaii Organic Farmers Association and operates an Avocado farm in Waialua.
Jay Bost, MSc
Jay is Farm Coach at GoFarm Hawaii's Windward Oahu program and works with GoFarm Hawaii programs around the State to further develop their programs. He studied Agroecology at Prescott College and Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida. His career in agriculture and ethnobotany have taken him to New Mexico, North Carolina, St. Croix (USVI), Mexico, and Belize, where he has both worked and taught at numerous production, seed, and educational farms. Jay originally came to Hawaii to study at CTAHR, but jumped at the chance to combine his passions for food production, applied research, and teaching with GoFarm Hawaii. Besides helping train new farmers, Jay is an active amateur breeder and seedsman, working with the Hawaii Seed Growers Network and other variety trial networks. He is also involved with projects such as FarmLink Hawaii and the Waimanalo Co-op, working to directly link small growers and consumers.
Ann Emmsley, BS
Assoc. Professor of Agriculture at UH Maui College and Coordinator of GFH @ Maui. Ann, a recipient of the UH Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching, has taught hundreds of Hawaii students in the science, production, and business aspects of agriculture.
Eric Hansen, MSc
Program Coordinator/Coach at GFH @ Kaua`i. Eric has a M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science and a B.S. in Environmental Science from UH Hilo. His work experiences include commercial taro farming, orchard production, sales at farmers markets, botanical inventories for EIS, an internship at NRCS, and managing the largest ex-situ collection of endangered flora for the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
Pedro Oliveros Jr., AA
Farm Coach GFH @ Maui. Graduate of UH Maui College in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production with Certificates in Pest and Soil Management. Has experience in educational and production farming. Studied Ethnobotany in Scammon Bay, a remote village in Alaska.
Ted Radovich, PhD
Dr. Ted Radovich is principle investigator of the sustainable and organic farming systems laboratory in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at UH Mānoa. He is currently working with growers and other agriculturalist statewide to investigate links between ecological farming practices, yield, and crop quality. He is co-coordinator of the WSARE PDP and CTAHR Sustainable and Organic Agriculture programs, and manages 3 acres of certified organic land at the Waimānalo Research Station. http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/radovichT
Nora Rodli, MSN
Statewide Program Coordinator for GoFarm Hawai'i. Nora comes with 12 years of experience as an owner/manager of a 10-acre diversified organic vegetable and poultry farm in New Mexico. She has also worked for and managed farms in Florida, the US Virgin Islands and Mexico. She holds a Masters in Advanced Public Health Nursing from UH Manoa - with hopes of tying her interests in agriculture and community health together.
Erik Shimizu, BA
Consultant with the UH Agribusiness Incubator Program, Erik provides training and consulting for GFH AgPro students. Erik has worked in large CPA firms and businesses specializing in accounting, and at a global professional services firm as a management consultant.
Koon-Hui Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor for Sustainable Pest Management Program at CTAHR and Principal Investigator for the Center of Rural Agricultural Training and Entrepreneurship (CRATE). Dr. Wang's interests are related to sustainable food production and include cover cropping, integrating insectary plants into agroecosystems, conservative biological control for plant-parasitic nematodes, and introducing beneficial soil inoculum to enhance host plant resistance. She is part of the GFH founding council and continues to contribute through her teaching on various production topics.
Janel Yamamoto, MA
Interim Director of the UH Agribusiness Incubator Program and GFH. Janel holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a Master's degree in Human Resource Management. She has been a VP of a large bank in Hawaii and has particular expertise in financial analysis, compliance, project management and human resource issues. Janel has consulted with farmers throughout the state and teaches the GFH business classes.
We appreciate these former members too:
Kelly Brennan (Farm Coach @ Leeward)
Steven Chiang (Director of GFH & UH Agribusiness Incubator Program)
Pam Caesar, (Farm Coach @ Leeward)
Lynne Constantinides (Farm Coordinator @ Leeward)
Steve Fukuda (Farm Coach @ Windward)
Felicia Geronimo (Farm Coach @ Leeward)
Leonard Hall (Farm Coach @ Windward)
Alina Harris (Farm Coach @ Leeward)
Kathryn O'Brien (Farm Coach @ Leeward)
Fred Reppun (Farm Coach @ Windward)
David Ringuette (CoFounder of GoFarm Hawaii)
Dan Rudoy (Farm Coach @ Windward)