Oʻahu RC&D is pleased to be able to offer services that support our local farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs. These services include:
Cover crops are an extremely beneficial conservation management practice for both large farms and small backyard gardens. Unfortunately, many kinds of seed are not readily available on the islands. Oʻahu RC&D has a yearly harvest of sunn hemp seed we sell at low cost as a service to local growers to help them with conservation management. Our ‘Tropic Sun’ sunn hemp variety was bred specifically for our island climate.
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Oʻahu RC&D conservation planners work with farmers and ranchers to recognize and address resource concerns on their properties. Planners help producers choose and implement management practices that will best meet their conservation needs. In some cases, financial assistance is available. If you are interested in developing a conservation plan for your farm, ranch, or forest, call our office at 622-9026 or see our Conservation Planning page for more information.
Oʻahu RC&D provides monitoring services to farmers, ranchers, and nursery owners who have a current conservation plan.
Oʻahu RC&D provides basic business skills trainings to agricultural businesses. Topics include: record keeping, taxes, regulations, food safety, marketing, distributing, exporting, and obtaining loans and other financing.
Oʻahu RC&D serves as a fiscal sponsor to several smaller organizations in Hawaiʻi with goals similar to our own. We contract with these organizations to provide fee-based administrative support as they complete projects and expand their organization.