Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation present Mahi‘ai Match-Up – an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to increasing food production for the local market to create a sustainable Hawai‘i. The contest is open to farmers, aspiring farmers and other agricultural producers including ranching, fishery and nursery proprietors interested in growing food for Hawai‘i.
Winning teams will receive an agricultural land agreement for up to five years of waived rent from Kamehameha Schools and a prize pool totaling $35,000 in business start-up money from the Pauahi Foundation to increase long-term chances of a sustainable success.
Through this endeavor, Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation hope to provide a venue for talented farmers to compete for access to, and leasehold interest in, some of Kamehameha Schools’ most valuable agricultural lands.
Registration & business plan summary deadline is Monday, February 29, 2016.
Mahi‘ai Mat-up website: www.pauahi.org/mahiaimatchup/a…