Thursday, November 8, 2012

Office of Continuing Education and Training
Business Plan Development Training for Farmers

 To Register :
(808) 934-2700
(808) 934-2701 (CREDIT CARD & PO ONLY)
Walk In:
8:30am-3:30pm Hawaii Community College Manono Campus Office of Continuing Education & Training
1175 Manono Street
Building 379A, Room 3
Hilo, HI 96720
 *Must  be  at  least  18  years  or  older  to  apply*
See college website for updates on program dates or contact James Rushing at or (808) 934-2700.
REFUND POLICY: You are entitled to a full refund for complete withdrawal if made 5 business days prior to the first day of instruction. Thereafter REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED

Preparing a successful Business Plan can pay off! This course includes; business plan development training, site visits to working agriculture-related businesses, an introduction to resources, and speakers to inspire existing or aspiring farmers.
As an Agriculture Education Center student you will receive many resources to support your success beyond the classroom. These will include;  Hawai'i  Island  Farmers  Guide
 to  Accessing Local Markets  . This guide will provide marketing strategies and lessons from successful local farmers, buyers, grocers, and chefs. You will also receive a practical business planning textbook, CTAHR handbooks on Niche Markets, Budgeting, and Marketing. You will also be introduced to many existing, local resources and opportunities.
Call now to register!
Dates: November 10th 2012 February 12th 2013
No classes on Holiday weeks (off 11/20, 11/24, 12/22, 12/25, 12/29, 1/1, 1/5)
Location: Hawaii Community College, Manono Campus, room TBA.  Course may require travel to other locations island wide.
Times: 05:00pm09:00pm (Tues),
             09:00am01:00pm (Sat)
Cost: $25*
*Actual value is $795, funding assistance is provided by the US Department of Labor
Course Code: 124R022
Policy Clause: Hawaii Community College complies with federal and state regulations regarding non- discrimination, affirmative action, and educational opportunity for the disabled. Students wishing more information or to register a complaint on the bases of these rules, please contact the Director for the Office of Continuing Education & Training (OCET), 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720. (808) 934-2700. Students with disabilities needing assistance for a non-credit course are encouraged to contact OCET 10 days prior to the first day on instruction, (808) 934-2700.

Hawaii Community College

Office of Continuing Education and Training Business Plan Development Training For Farmers


November 10th 2012—February 12th 2013


Tuesday Nights 5p-9p and Saturdays 9a-1p


Most classes held at HawCC Manono Campus. Some Saturday classes held at various field loca- tions.


Course Schedule:


Sat. Nov. 10th Introduction to Business Plan Development for Farmers by James Rushing, (OCET, CTAHR Graduate)

Hawaii Island Farmers Guide to Accessing Local Markets” Introduction by Nicole Milne (The Kohala Center)


Tues. Nov. 13th-Product Marketing and Niche

Markets by Dr. Stuart Nakamoto


Sat. Nov. 17th-Cost of Production and Cash

Flow Projections with Hawaii Small Business Development Center


Tues. Nov. 27th-Farm Record Keeping by Dr. Stuart Nakamoto


Sat. Dec. 1st-Grant Writing with Jeani Navarro (UH Grant Specialist) and an Introduction to Agriculture Grants with James Rushing


Tues. Dec. 4th-Borrowing Money For Your Business & Labor Laws & Permitting, Licensing, Certifications and Zoning Requirements by Hawaii Small Business Development Center


Sat. Dec 8th-Community, State, and Federal Re- sources for Farmers with Laila Jayyousi (District Conservationist for NRCS) and Les Ueda

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