Wahine Farmer Empowerment Summer Series: Turning Challenges into Sustained Opportunities.
Join us for a three-part webinar series featuring candid conversations with leading women farmers and entrepreneurs, sharing how they are turning COVID-19 challenges into sustained opportunities and creating multiple revenue streams for long-term stability. In addition to hearing from mentors and leaders in the farming community, we will also be joined by resource providers, market analysts, and those working to bolster local agriculture. This webinar series is a great opportunity to get up to speed on where consumer behavior and local demand are shifting, how other local farms and agri-businesses are transitioning, and some new public and private initiatives and resources that your farm can tap into.
It is our hope that these webinars foster conversations and resources that can support an informed and empowered network of women working at the frontlines to grow local agriculture during this next phase of the pandemic and towards greater statewide goals for Hawaii’s agriculture future.
Some of the questions we'll address during the panel include:
What are the anticipated trends for local agriculture during this next phase of the pandemic?
Why are programs to bolster the local ag industry and to encourage spending from consumers and various local markets so important right now?
How do we see creative partnerships and programs evolving during this next phase of the pandemic? Where is the greatest opportunities for local farms?
Jesse Cooke, Ulupono Initiative
Hunter Heavilin, Supersistence/Ag Response & Resilience Working Group
Matt Johnson, Oahu Fresh
Dana Shapiro, Hawaii Ulu Cooperative