Interested in raising chickens
to add eggs to your farm business?

We’re looking for 12 beginning farmers to participate in PEEP. This program is made available in partnership with Sust’āinable Molokai and Asagi Hatchery. You will learn the tricks of the trade and receive supplies to set up your own chicken egg production.

About PEEP!

The mission of our Poultry Egg Production Project is to increase local egg production, boost our local economy, and support our participants in their business goals. Now in its third year, this program which Sust’āinable Molokai piloted with our community, has received statewide funding and is being rolled out on neighboring islands.

Before applying, please watch our PEEP informational Webinar to learn all you need to know about the program, your eligibility, supplies & support, and what your commitments are as a member of our 2022 PEEP Cohort. Passcode: [email protected]@W!

PEEP Webinar Recording

Molokai PEEP will provide selected participants with:

  • Over $2,500 in start-up equipment and supplies including 24 chicks, chick & pullet care starter packages (brooder box, feeding/watering supplies, feed), building materials for a stationary OR Mobile chicken coop (both inclusive of chicken runs)

  • A 8-month educational program on commercial chicken egg production including: 

    • 6 Zoom Workshops with Maxie Asagi of Asagi Hatchery

    • 6 Follow up Check-in Zoom sessions w/PEEP support team

    • 2 Zoom workshops on Chicken Foraging & Feed with Jennifer Hawkins of CTAHR

    • 4 Field Trips to past cohorts chicken farms

  • Farm Business Support

    • 1 – 1 Business Consultations with a Farm Business Specialist

    • G.E. License set-up

    • Assistance with a business plan & USDA registration

  • A built-in market that supports business growth

  • A cohort-style model that encourages farmer-to-farmer support & collaborative sales method

2022 PEEP Program Timeline

Program Applications Open: January 3-17, 2022

Program Interviews: January 20th & 21st

Program Begins: January 29, 2022

PEEP Workshop dates: 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16

Foraging/Feed Workshop dates: 3/10, 3/24

Additional Cohort Meetings: 5/14, 6/25, 7/23, 8/20 & 9/17

Field Trip dates: 2/12, 3/12, 4/23, 5/7

Program Graduation: September 2022

Applications for PEEP 2022 will be accepted January 3 – 17th

APPLY HERE

If you have any questions about the application process or the program in general, email [email protected]

PEEP PARTNERS & FUNDERS

Funding provided by USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement

Sust’āinable Molokai

Sustainable Molokai
PO Box 250
Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Phone: (808) 560-5410
[email protected]

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