The GoFarm Hawaiʻi AgBusiness Team helps new and existing agribusinesses strengthen their business models with technical support in areas of finance, marketing, business planning and resources. Business assistance and consultations are available to discuss goal setting, business strategy, financial analysis, market opportunity and more.
GoFarm Hawaiʻi Director – Janel Yamamoto
Director of the GoFarm Hawaiʻi Program. Janel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. She has been a VP of a large bank in Hawaiʻi and has particular expertise in financial analysis, compliance, project management and human resource issues. Janel has consulted with farmers throughout the state for over 14 years.
AgBusiness Consultant – Erik Shimizu
AgBusiness Consultant. Erik Provides training and consulting for GFH AgPro students and farmers throughout the state. A graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Erik has worked in large CPA firms and businesses specializing in accounting, and at a global professional services firm as a management consultant.
AgBusiness Consultant – Pomai Weigert
AgBusiness Consultant. Pomai brings experience in marketing, community relations, agtourism, and social media. She has served as a consultant to the Hawaii AgriTourism Association and as Marketing and Community Relations Director for Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm.
Administrative Assistant to AgBusiness – Alyssa Lee
Marketing and Administrative Assistant to the AgBusiness team. Alyssa has a Bachelors in Art from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and helps the AgBusiness Team with all behind the scenes needs. She is also a graduate and former AgIncubator of the GoFarm Hawaiʻi Program as part of Windward Oʻahu Cohort 9.