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Aloha and welcome to the official web portal for Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) now representing 15 regional chapters across 6 Hawaiian islands. HFUU (est. 2010) is the fastest growing state chapter within the National Farmers Union (est. 1902). Meet our Leadership, review our bylaws, policies, or contact us.

  • Under the Member menu discover our generous member benefitsjoin or renew your membership.
  • Use the pulldown under chapters to learn more Hawai'i's unique agricultural regions and see if there is a chapter in your area.
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  • Creating a local food movement for now and future generations requires participation as a producer and consumer in making Hawai’i food secure and self sustaining. If you value our mission, tax deductible donations are accepted through the HFU Foundation. Mahalo nui loa.

Speaker Series #38

 

Clean Energy in Hawai'i with HSEO Wayfinders & Pacific Biodiesel

 

Wednesday August 10

6:30-8:00pm HST

on Zoom

Speaker Series

Once a month on Wednesday evenings, we gather on Zoom to feature a local expert and musician. Together we learn, grow, and inspire each other. Keep on the lookout for registration for our next event - see you there! Email us if you are interested in being a speaker at hfuu@hfuu.org

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2022 HFUU Annual Convention

Four days of world-renowned speakers, workshops, local food, presentations, & more!

Dec. 1-4 at Hawai'i Taro Farm in Waikapu, Maui

HFUU Music & Speaker Series

The Hawaii Farmers Union United has been putting together some of the best musical artists and expert speakers in a variety of agricultural related talks.

We are thankful for our many Speaker Series sponsors!
Email us if you are interested in being a sponsor for our bi-weekly Speaker & Music series events.

Our Work

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Cooperation

HFUU represents and advocates for family farmers and ranchers on all of the Hawaiian Islands. Our members represent: Farm Owners/Operators, Foodies, Ranchers, Gardeners, Perma-culturalists, Cultural practitioners, Landscapers, and Suppliers & Businesses that are part of the local food chain.

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Education

HFUU and NFU (National Farmers Union) membership offers educational opportunities for youth and adults at local, state and national levels; an On-Farm Mentoring (FAM) Program in Hawaii, Internship Program in Washington, D.C., and many others.

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Legislation

The HFUU Legislative Committee participates collaboratively with the Policy Committee, coalitions, organizations, and agencies to articulate, promote and work to establish legislation and policies that align with the mission and vision of HFUU.

Blog: Union Statewide News and Updates

Technology is Changing Agriculture, But is It For the Better?

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | July 24, 2022

Written by Carrie Spencer of thespencersadventures.net Agriculture has grown in leaps and bounds in the last century or so, owing to fast-moving technology. But of course, whether or not this growth is for the general good of the population and the environment is also a legitimate question. Hawai’i Farmers Union United takes a closer look…

Legislative Season Update 2022

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | July 22, 2022

Aloha Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) members, It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I present you with this update for the 2022 legislative session. Based on policy priorities voted in by HFUU’s family farmers for strengthening the local food system, promoting soil health and building a stronger agricultural workforce, the Hawaii Legislature passed…

Study: Regenerative farming boosts soil health, yielding more nutritious crops

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | July 7, 2022

by Liz Kimbrough, originally printed in Mongabay, News & Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline Researchers compared the nutritional content of the food crops grown using conventional versus regenerative farming practices — those that build the soil by using cover crops, a diverse rotation of crops and minimal tilling Food grown on the regenerative farms contained, on…

WHAT IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE ?

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | July 7, 2022

Written by HFUU Member Hank Kline Regenerative agriculture is an advanced method of agriculture that follows the example of nature to grow healthy nutrient dense crops profitably without chemical fertilizers or poisons. It increases plant health and nutrient density, which increases the health of the people that eat these plants. It is also a major…

National Farmers Union Convention 2022 Report

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 29, 2022

By:Vincent Mina President HFUU/HFUF NFU convention this year was held in the last week of Feb and beginning of March in Denver Colorado.  NFU Rocky Mountain chapter was the host state. Reflective of HFUU membership numbers including myself as state president, Hawaii had three delegates on the policy floor debate, that spanned over two days.…

Kaʻū Chapter Spring Update 2022

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 8, 2022

by Megan Taylor A special thank you to Manadina Farm for opening their doors to Kaʻū Chapter for our monthly meeting the first weekend of April. We had special guest Lisa from Kōkua Harvest inform us about her food basket program. They service the entire island and with a week notice can rescue any fruit…

Hawaii Farmers Union United is requesting our membership to send in testimony IN STRONG SUPPORT of SB3197, SB2989, & SB3004. 

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 2, 2022

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers, Hawaii Farmers Union United is requesting our membership to send in testimony IN STRONG SUPPORT of SB3197, SB2989, & SB3004.  Please submit testimonies on time, before 1:30pm on Sunday April 3rd. 1) SB3197 STRONG SUPPORT – RELATING TO AGRICULTURE – Establishes a Farmer Apprenticeship Mentoring Program. Makes an appropriation to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture…

A CPA Can Help Your Agricultural Business—Here’s How 

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 31, 2022

Photo by SplitShire via Pexels A CPA Can Help Your Agricultural Business—Here’s How  by Carrie Spencer of The Spencer Adventures Thinking of hiring a CPA but not sure if it’s worth the investment? Unless you already have an extensive financial background, odds are a CPA can do a lot for your business. In fact, even…

HFUU Legislative Hemp Support: IN STRONG SUPPORT OF SB2218, SB2990, and SB2056.

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 30, 2022

SB 2218, SD1 – RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM – Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a five-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. Provides for the award of grant funding to qualified applicants wishing to establish or expand a food hub. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for…

HFUU Legislative Hemp Support: In STRONG SUPPORT of SB2986 and SB2218

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 29, 2022

SB2986, SD 1 RELATING TO HEMP – Eliminates or relaxes certain regulations of commercial hemp production and prohibits the State from requiring inspections or sampling of, or issuing violations or penalties to, hemp producers licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture that are following the United States Department of Agriculture’s rules and protocols. Amends the conditions under…