Free Record-Keeping Workshop on May 12 in Hāwī

The Kohala Center is teaming with Palili ‘O Kohala to present a free record-keeping workshop for Hawai‘i Island farmers. The workshop will be held Tuesday, May 12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kohala Village Hub in Hāwī. Pre-registration is required by May 8; visit to register and for more information.

May 12, 2015—Farmers frequently need records to obtain loans, file taxes, acquire organic certification, or track yields and profitability. Accurate records are a prerequisite for crop insurance and disaster assistance, can also aid farmers in making better decisions about which crops to grow, and help them operate their farms as businesses. This workshop is for Hawai‘i Island growers wanting to get started with record keeping as well as those who already have a system but want improve their operations.

Dr. Stuart T. Nakamoto, extension economist at the University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, will lead the workshop and cover topics such as getting started with record keeping; organizing farm receipts, papers and notes; and using a record-keeping workbook to create or modify existing systems. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required by May 8 at Participants who pre-register will receive a free binder of record-keeping forms they may use in their own record-keeping systems.

For more information, please contact Stuart Nakamoto at or 808-956-8125.

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