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The Guidebook is not meant to be an encyclopedia on agribusiness, rather a summary of important points and tips for farmers relating to the business (versus production) aspects of running an agribusiness. You might find that you need more information about a particular subject than is presented in this Guidebook – throughout each section we have listed additional references you can turn to. In using this Guidebook, you won’t find all the solutions to the myriad of pitfalls that might arise in agribusiness, but you’ll know what questions to ask and where to obtain additional information. An INDEX of the topics covered in this guidebook can be found HERE.
The Hawai‘i Agribusiness Guidebook was conceived as a consolidation of training information into one basic, need-to-know reference for you. It was originally published in 2008 with the intention of being presented in a classroom format, supplemented with other training material; while also being usable independently, depending on your schedule and learning style.
Preparation of the original Guidebook and this 2020 update and online version was a collaborative effort made possible through partnerships with: