Farm Credit Services of Hawaii, ACA believes that investments made in local 4-H and Future Farmers of America are investments made in the future of agriculture in Hawaii. The 4-H/ FFA Grant Program was designed to encourage youth to participate in qualified 4-H and Future Farmers of America livestock projects.
The program is available on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai/Lanai, and Oahu. Grant participants will be selected by local 4-H / FFA leaders based on merit and financial need. Farm Credit Services of Hawaii, ACA will donate $500 towards livestock projects on each of those islands. The $500 will be disbursed via the local 4-H and FFA leaders for the purchase of livestock for a qualified project. The grant to each participant can be for either the full purchase amount or to subsidize the purchase, depending on the number of participants in the grant program for that island and the type of animals purchased. The money provided is a grant and no repayment is required.
Farm Credit Services of Hawaii, ACA hopes that the grants will increase participation (by those who might not be able to participate for financial reasons) in qualified projects, and strengthen local 4-H / FFA chapters.
Individuals who are interested in participating in the program will need to contact a 4-H/FFA Chapter office listed below:
Contact Person: Becky Settlage
Extension Office: Komohana
Address: 875 Komohana St.
City: Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 959-8213
Contact Person: Matthew Stephenson
Extension Office: CTAHR/Kauai Co.
Address: 3060 Eiwa Street, Suite 210
City: Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3477
Contact Person: Harold Keyser
Extension Office: Kahului
Address: 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Bldg. 214
City: Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: (808) 244-3242 ext 223
Contact Person: Glenn Teves
Extension Office: Molokai
Address: P.O. Box 394
City: Hoolehua, HI 96729
Phone: (808) 567-6929
Contact Person: Steven Y. Nagano
Extension Office: Pearl City
Address: 962 2nd Street
City: Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 453-6054
Those individuals will be responsible for selecting participants and overseeing the qualified projects. We hope these grants will make a difference in farming for the next generation.