A Kona success story: McCann Farms

New crops as well as saleable starts are protected at the farm on several covered seeding tables. (Chalida McCann/photo)

After clearing their land, Chalida and Mike were able to put in a terraced area for additional crops. (Chalida McCann/photo)

The McCanns planted crops on their farm in long rows with drip irrigation. (Chalida McCann/photo)

Chalida and Mike with the first seedlings for their new farm. (Ken Kotner/photo)

Ifirst met Mike McCann a few years ago. He was in a class I was teaching to help farmers write business plans. Mike wrote a solid plan that enabled him and his wife Chalida to acquire a Kamehameha Schools lease in 2021 for three quarters of an acre in Honaunau.