Hawaiʻi Guide for New Farmers

How to Make Your First Farm a Success

Congratulations on your interest in starting your own agribusiness! To assist you, we’ve created this simple, easy to use guidebook. The Hawaiʻi Guide for New Farmers offers a checklist of key tasks and outlines seven steps that will help make your farming venture a success:

  1. Define your Goals
  2. Develop Necessary Skills
  3. Develop a Strategic Plan and a Business Plan
  4. Complying with Rules and Regulations
  5. Accessing Capital
  6. Accessing Land
  7. Marketing

The Guidebook identifies key agricultural service providers for Hawaii farmers, and lists several resources and useful websites.

To obtain printed copies of the guidebook, email admin@oahurcd.org or call 622-9026 for pricing and shipping information.

A set of slides accompanies the Guidebook and can be used as an outline of key points.

These materials were developed by Oʻahu RC&D for the Universtiy of Hawaiʻi Windward Community College’s GoFarm Hawaiʻi Program with a grant from the US Department of Labor.