2012 Value Added Agriculture Product Manufacturing Grant is OPEN!
Hawaii companies; Would your product benefit from dehydration? juicing? pulverizing? concentrating? purée?
How about making a tea from your product? a nutraceutical? a fruit leather? a cosmetic? dye?
Can you bottle it? add seasonings to make a new product?
GREAT opportunity for Hawaii agricultural value-added producers!
Update Our Ports or Miss the Boat
By Bob Stallman
President, American Farm Bureau
Someone once said that it’s not leaving port, but coming in, that determines the success of a voyage. While this has some truth to it, the port that one departs from is just as important to a successful endeavor.
It may surprise many that if the planned expansion of the Panama Canal was completed tomorrow, the United States, one of the world’s largest trading powers, would only have six ports deep enough to handle the new larger ships that will pass. Yet, we are competing with all other parts of the world that are updating their ports. Since agriculture goods play a significant role in U.S. trade, modernizing our ports is extremely important for farmers and ranchers to be able to continue to thrive in the world market.
If You Build It, They Will Come
Even more surprising than the U.S. only having six large ports is the fact that all these ports are i
Read the complete article Ag Agenda – The Voice of Agriculture – American Farm Bureau.
Hawaii Food Manufacturer Association
Education Series – “Good Financials, Good Business”
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. registration, seminar 11:30am to 12:45pm
Location: Manoa Innovation Center, Conference Room 173
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822
Reservations: Must be made in advance by
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone (808) 422-HFMA
Cost: HFMA Members first company representative is free
Additional company attendee $15
Lunch is provided
HFMA March Seminar Flyer
Are your financials set-up to enlighten you and help you make good business decisions?
Joseph Burns from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) who will talk about setting-up your financials so you can:
– Price your products correctly
– Evaluate adding labor
– Decide whether to purchase equipment
– and more