Planting the Seeds of Veteran Agriculture

Learn more about this great webinar in our recap below!

Planting the Seeds of Veteran Agriculture

Farm being cleared out for initial planting.

Aloha Thursday,

I had the pleasure of attending Planting the Seeds of Veteran Agriculture webinar yesterday, hosted by SoCalVBOC. They covered a variety of topics, and provided knowledgable panel speakers who spoke honestly about their experiences farming, struggles and successes along the way, and how therapeutic animals/farming can be after military service. Below are some of the organizations and resources they shared during the call.


  • Agriculture Economic Forecast
  • Agriculture Finance Panel
  • Agriculture Resources Panel
  • Best Practices Panel – Experienced & new farmers/ranchers share ideas, challenges, solutions and their vision for the future

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program– offers resources to veterans who are interested in starting or growing a small business. You can visit our local SBDC in Hilo & Kona. Call and make an appointment today!

Services Provided by the Centers:

  • Pre-Business Plan Workshops
  • Concept Assessments
  • Business Plan Preparations
  • five-year business plan
  • Comprehensive Feasibility Analysis
  • Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling
  • Mentorship

National Farmers Union- Beginning Farmer Institute

SCORE Business Mentor Services

Farmer Veteran Coalition-

USDA- Veterans in Agriculture Programs and Services

If you would like to learn more about local, state and federal programs that might be available or would like help navigating the system, please let us know. Weʻre here to help!

Letʻs get growing!

Emily Emmons
Executive Director

Interested in our programs? Hoʻōla Farms provides opportunities for military Veterans and their families, along with the community, to come together and work towards a positive goal for all—growing healthy food! We do this by providing a safe, welcoming environment where we combine everyday gardening and farm work with education, fellowship, and fun. See our programs here