Career and Community Education
GoFarm Hawai'i

Coordinator

Nora Rodli
tel: (808) 956-3530
email: nrodli@hawaii.edu
GoFarm Hawai‘i, a non-credit program of the University of Hawaii, provides training and experiences in sustainable farming and farm business management. Its goal is to develop aspiring farmers so that they may provide food and other agricultural products for Hawaii while being compensated fairly for their efforts.

The GoFarm Hawai‘i programs are intended to be taken sequentially.
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If you have any questions please fill out the contact form below or call Nora Rodli at (808) 956-3530.
AgCurious  (Thursday, March 19, 2015)
  • Attendance is required to qualify for future courses
  • Attract those with interest in getting involved in agricultural production
  • Provide them with an overview of the industry in Hawai’i and its importance
  • Convey a sense of what is involved in farming, both as a farmer and farm worker, including: challenges and opportunities, costs and benefits, and lifestyle
  • Inform participants about various avenues to get started, but especially recruit those who want to know more about what it is like to be a farmer to the next phase (AgXposure)

AgXposure
  • Prerequisite AgCurious participation
  • Provide participants with experiences that convey the lifestyle and knowledge areas important to farming to expose them to what life would be like if they were to be a farmer
  • Recruit those who want to learn how to be a successful farmer to the next phase (AgSchool)

AgSchool/AgPro 
  • AgSchool is a 16 week basic entry level course
  • AgPro is a 24 week course in which students learn and practice techniques at a deeper level and on a commercial scale
  • Successful completion of AgSchool is a prerequisite for applying to AgPro
  • Prerequisite AgXposure participation
  • Participants acquire a fundamental understanding of the principals underlying critical production topics
  • Participants practice the techniques related to critical production topics
  • Participants practice techniques related to business management topics
  • Participants develop a business plan
  • Participants learn of the resources available to assist them and/or further their knowledge of farming and business management

AgIncubator
  • Participants launch their farm business on land provided by the program for up to two years at low lease rates
  • Continued Mentorship from Farm Coach
  • Shared equipment and infrastructure

AgBusiness
  • Transition assistance to launch AgIncubator participants
  • into viable agribusinesses
  • Assistance finding and securing land and financing
  • Business startup and planning consulting
   

AgCurious 3/19/2015

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This project was funded from a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

C3T Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
This program is partially supported by the ALASKA NATIVE-SERVING AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN-SERVING INSTITUTIONS EDUCATION GRANTS PROGRAM.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR