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Agricultural Business Plan Contest to award money and land use

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.

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Beginning farmer training program seeks students for second cohort

MEDIA RELEASE Ku I Ka Mana, a Beginning Farmer-Rancher Training Program administered by The Kohala Center, is accepting applications from prospective students for its second cohort. Applications may be downloaded at www.kohalacenter.org/farmertra…. No previous farming experience is required. The eighteen-week course is conducted in Honokaa and begins on Friday, August 2, 2013. Class sessions take place Friday evenings at the North Hawaii […]

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Free value-added guide for Hawaii producers released

MEDIA RLEASE A free 58-page guide entitled, Adding Value to Locally Grown Crops in Hawaii: A Guide for Small Farm Enterprise Innovation is now available. Because of the high cost of labor, land, and materials in Hawaii, family farms are only economically sustainable if they can produce high-quality products that are valued above cheap imports. […]

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New laws support local farmers

New laws support local farmers

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed a number of measures into law including two bills that are aimed to benefit local farmers who want to sell their products and/or establish agricultural-based commercial operations. Senate Bill 2375 authorizes agricultural-based commercial operations in agricultural districts that will increase farmers’ ability to sell their products and promote […]

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Hamakua farm land for lease

Hamakua farm land for lease

MEDIA RELEASE The Hamakua North Hilo Agricultural Cooperative has announced it has land available for lease. * Lot sizes from 5 to 20 acres 
* Irrigation water available
* Long term lease expires 2033 
* No residential use allowed
* $150 per acre/ year+$300 admin fee
* Must meet Department of Agriculture qualifications 
For further information, contact Hamakua […]

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The County of Hawai`i is inviting farmers, ranchers and other interested applicants to bid on long-term leases for 718 acres of county-owned lands at Pa`auilo.

The 16 parcels of land range from less than 13 acres to nearly 110 acres, and are available for 10-year leases. The minimum rental price will be $11.63 per acre per year, which is based on an outside market appraisal of the land.

County offering long-term leases for 718 acres in Paauilo

The County of Hawai`i is inviting farmers, ranchers and other interested applicants to bid on long-term leases for 718 acres of county-owned lands at Pa`auilo. The 16 parcels of land range from less than 13 acres to nearly 110 acres, and are available for 10-year leases. The minimum rental price will be $11.63 per acre […]

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County offers Paauilo lands for long-term leasing

County offers Paauilo lands for long-term leasing

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii is inviting farmers, ranchers and other interested applicants to bid on long-term leases for 718 acres of county-owned lands at Paauilo. The 16 parcels of land range from less than 13 acres to nearly 110 acres, and are available for 10-year leases. The minimum rental price will be $11.63 […]

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Local food system news for West Hawaii

Local food system news for West Hawaii

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Marcy Montgomery | One Island’s Sustainable Living Center How local is your food? How fresh and how nutritious? With more 85 percent of Hawaii’s food being imported, these issues impact everyone in the islands. How do we develop access to more local foods and support local farms? It all boils […]

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Biochar workshop for gardeners and farmers (July 25)

Biochar (biomass charcoal) is a special type of charcoal made to optimize characteristics that make it useful in agriculture. As a soil amendment, biochar has been shown to dramatically increase crop yield and fertilizer efficiency. It also remains in the soil for decades, helping to slow release of carbon into the atmosphere. Participants will learn […]

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Also called Guanabana, the fruit measured 24 inches around and 11.5 inches long. Beth Smith and Ken Verosko, of South Kona Fruit Stand, are applying to the Guinness Book of Records.

Worlds Largest Soursop?

Also called Guanabana, the fruit measured 24 inches around and 11.5 inches long. Beth Smith and Ken Verosko, of South Kona Fruit Stand, are applying to the Guinness Book of Records.

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USDA data offer in-depth look at organic farming

USDA data offer in-depth look at organic farming

MEDIA RELEASE The nation’s organic farms and ranches have higher average sales and higher average production expenses than U.S. farms overall, according to results of the 2008 Organic Production Survey released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. “This was USDA’s first wide-scale survey of organic producers, and it was undertaken in […]

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The food chain and how Hawaii can do better

The food chain and how Hawaii can do better

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Sen. Will Espero Hawaii’s volcanoes put on a fantastic show for nature lovers, but its lava also creates a rich soil that gives locally grown food their distinctly delicious flavors. Agriculture in Hawaii suffers from memories of plantation days gone by. No longer simply sugar and pineapple, our farmers deserve […]

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A series of new video clips intended to help local growers produce high quality tropical fruit have been uploaded to the internet.

Farming with Love: Tropical fruit videos

A series of new video clips intended to help local growers produce high quality tropical fruit have been uploaded to the internet.

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The loquat is steeped in tradition and ancient Chinese mythology.

Farming with Love: Loquat

The loquat is steeped in tradition and ancient Chinese mythology.

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