Joao Kopytowski Filho
I am an owner of a small farm on O‘ahu. The Agricultural Leadership Program provided me with many useful skills and tools that I needed to expand and operate my farm efficiently. I also met a group of like minded professionals in the class that now are not only good friends, but also are ready to help or work with each other in many different ways. I highly recommend the ALP to anyone who is interested or working in agricultural businesses in Hawai‘i.
My participation in the ag leadership program was a catalyst for opening my eyes to what I didn’t know about our industry. The new experiences, relationships, and principals I was exposed to while participating helped shape me both personally and professionally. Our industry is always changing, and remaining successful and relevant requires a set of life skills that are not necessarily intuitive. I truly feel ALP offered me the tools to navigate this concept.