We explored ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected those who work in the agriculture industry in Hawai'i. Although economic hardship seems to be the obvious consequence, changes to the logistical and daily routines in the home also emerged as major impacts, and psychological effects may be even more distressing. Those who work in agriculture are an essential component of the agricultural and human ecologies to which land-grant universities are connected. Our findings provide valuable insights as to how Extension professionals across the United States may assist agricultural producers and farm families in their own communities at this time.
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Cheang, M., & Yamashita, G. L. (2020). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Community Partners in the Agriculture Industry in Hawai'i. The Journal of Extension, 58(5), Article 11. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.58.05.11