Mālama the Farmer, Caring for Yourself and Each Other

The 2023 AgrAbility, Mālama The Farmer Conference was a great success! 80+ ag producers were in attendance, with over 50 from across Hawai’i.  Mahalo nui loa to all the attendees, including the presenters, our Hawai’i Ag mentors (pictured), the WRASAP and AgrAbility Networks, CTAHR and SOW Staff, the staff at Ho’ōla Farms, Volcano Winery, Green Point Nursery, and Ka’ū Coffee Mill, the staff at the Grand Naniloa Hotel, the musicians, the sponsors of the unique pau hana networking event sponsored by Lau Ola, LLC., HFUU, KTA, and everyone behind the scenes that helped make this possible.

Featured Presentations:

AgrAbility Overview – Dr. William Field, National AgrAbility Project, Purdue University

Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Network- Don McMoran- WA AgrAbility and WRSAP

Updates on WRASAP work in Hawai’i- Thao Le

Ergonomic Safety & Health in Agriculture…A few issues and solutions- Candy Leathers- CO AgrAbility

Diversity in Agriculture-Women, Disabilities and English limited speaking populations

Business Planning- John Driver- WA

Featured Panelist:

Christy Wong, Kauai

Maureen Datta, Big Island

Georgia Pinskey, Maui

Amy RNielsen, Oʻahu

Dr. John Souza, Elemental Guidance 

Dr. Robert J. “Bob” Fetsch, Colorado State University Extension

Pau Hana Session October 17th 

Network event with peers, pupuʻs, drinks, and live music and hula from Komakakino.

Click here to check out some of Komakakinoʻs greatest hits!

Wednesday, October 18th

Featured Farm Tours:

Ka’u Coffee Mill | https://kaucoffeemill.com/

Volcano Winery | https://volcanowinery.com/

Green Point Nurseries | https://greenpointnursery.com/

Hoʻola Farms | https://www.hoolafarms.org/

This work is supported by FRSAN, grant no. 2021-70035-35371, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

If you require information in an alternative format, please contact us at ADA-contact@ctahr.hawaii.edu