Growing Veterans: GoFarm Hawaii

Are you a Veteran or Caregiver interested in the GoFarm Hawaii AgXcel program? Hoʻōla Farms provides scholarships to Veterans and Caregivers who are accepted. How it works:  GoFarm Hawaii AgXcel is a 6-month training for commercial agriculture production. The format consists of classroom-style lectures (in-person and online), hands-on practical work days at the training farm, … Read more

Hoʻōla Farms 2023 Impact Report

Hoʻōla Farms Impact Report 2023 We are thrilled to share our 2023 Impact Report with you! This report is a testament to our shared commitment to sustainable agriculture, community empowerment, and economic growth in Hawaiʻi. This past year has been one of significant progress and achievement, thanks to the dedication of our team, the support … Read more

AgVet Spotlight: Leslie Lockhart

Hoʻōla Farms was founded to create a space where Veterans can learn, connect, and heal through meaningful agricultural experiences. This month, we proudly honor one of our AgVets, Leslie Lockhart, who continues to inspire us all. Leslie is a military Veteran who served in the Navy as a Master at Arms working as a dog … Read more

Hoʻōla Farms Adds DA BUX SNAP Incentive to Hawai`i Farm-to-Car Market | Media Release

Hoʻōla Farms joins The Food Basket Inc.’s list of DA BUX food hub retailers on Hawaiʻi Island to offer a 50% discount on qualifying SNAP purchases.  [HILO, HAWAII, February 28, 2023] — Increasing access to fresh local produce is one of the best ways to combat food insecurity, and Hoʻōla Farms is proud to announce … Read more

Hoʻōla Farms Awarded USDA Grant | Media Release

HOʻŌLA FARMS AWARDED USDA GRANT TO SUPPORT VETERAN FARMERS AND PRODUCERS ON HAWAIʻI ISLAND IN DEVELOPING AGRIBUSINESS Hoʻōla Farms has received a 3-year grant to fund their ‘Groundwork to Grow: Agribusiness’ pilot program. [HILO, HAWAII, November 21, 2022] The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced four (4) awardees … Read more

AgVet Scholarship Graduate Receives a Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Grant

Congratulations AgVet scholarship graduate Maricar Souza and her business TLC Tasty Local Creations on receiving a Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund grant from the Farmer Veteran Coalition! Funding for this program is made possible by USDA/NIFA Sec. 760 pf H.R. 244, Sec. 760 of Consolidated Approp. Act of 2017, Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AGVETS). … Read more