Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation announce the return of Mahiai Match-Up – an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawaii’s sustainable food movement and decreasing the state’s dependence on imports. Mahiai means farmer. The contest is open to all farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural entrepreneurs. The application window opens today and ends Feb. 29, 2016.
Programs across the country are trying to make it easier for new farmers to get started and put down roots. Here's why: There's only one farmer under 35 for every six over 65. By 2030, one-quarter of America's current farmers will retire.