2021 Oahu Mini-Convention
Waianae, Oahu | Postphoned due to COVID-19

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2021 HFUU Annual Convention
November 3-6, 2021
Location TBA

Hele Mai to this field of dreams at Hawaii Taro Farm in Waikapu, Maui in partnership with HFUU, which will be physically holding our 11th annual convention November 11-14. 
 
This space being held will have the grass mowed and mulched, with a network of tents and venues there to provide expert presentations in educational outreach, along with many networking opportunities for leaders, producers, and consumers alike, from across our islands, celebrating local agriculture as it is and needs to evolve, providing the best food possible for the people of Hawaii Nei.
 
 This event will showcase numerous tracks of what makes up a whole system of agriculture from soil health, nutrient cycling, cropping systems of fruits and veggies, specialty crops as in hemp, coffee, tea production along with food hub distribution network, value added products, work force development, physical and mental health support and so much more.  
 
Guiding our way forward with an intention to support of our family of farmers in making a living at agriculture, while having all of the infrastructural support needed in the development of a resilient and sustainable whole system of agriculture throughout Hawaii Nei.
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Bobby Pahia Hawaii Taro Farm, Vincent Mina, President of HFUU, meeting with Rich Donavan of Theatrix who will be supplying state of the art audio visual infrastructure for our upcoming 11th annual convention November 2021.

2020 HFUU Annual Convention
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Aloha and welcome to the official web portal for Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) now representing 13 regional chapters. 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.

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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

FAM (Farm Apprenticeship Mentoring) now accepting applications for 2021-2022 Cohort

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | September 11, 2021

Maui’s agricultural future is now. Maui, HI.: The Hawaii Farmers Union United is excited to announce applications are now being accepted for the Farm Apprentice Mentoring (FAM) programs’ 7th cohort! Led by the dynamic team of Sara Gilligan, Outreach and FAM Program Director, and Makenna Anderson, Outreach and Program Coordinator. Sara brings over 20 years…

Hawaii Farmers Union Executive Board Meet To Integrate Wellness Into Annual Strategy For 2021-2022

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | August 17, 2021

For Immediate Release: August 13, 2021   Contact: Brynn Foster 808-220-0470 / Bfoster@voyagingfoods.com Hawaii Farmers Union Executive Board Meet To Integrate Wellness Into Annual Strategy For 2021-2022 Kohala, Hawaii – Hawaii Farmers Union executive board members held their annual strategy meetings at Starseed Ranch on the Big Island this week and are committed to incorporating wellness…

2021 Policy and Legislative Updates

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | June 8, 2021

As many of you may know, HFUU is a division of the National Farmer Union (NFU). NFU has described that success and credibility of the organization has been the union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally- the policy process includes the presentation of resolutions by individuals, followed by possible adoption of the…

Join Us for this week’s – HFUU 10th Annual State Convention, and check out this featured article in the Honolulu Civil Beat.

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | November 9, 2020

Aloha HFUU ‘Ohana! Enjoy this article and story shared by HFUU State President, Vincent Mina, that came out today in the Honolulu Civil Beat. And, if you haven’t registered for the convention yet, there’s still time, as the Convention begins this Thursday, November 12 – 15. Honolulu Civil Beat Article: Regeneration Is What We All…

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$500 Grants to Farm Families Impacted by Covid-19

By Eric Weinert | July 17, 2020

HFUF was awarded $8,500 for small grants of $500 to farm families impacted by Covid-19. In collaboration with the Kohala Center and HFUU Chapters, these grants will be selected by July 31st. Farmers will need to apply for these grants which are due on July 28th. Download the criteria and information Download the application Farm…

Farmers adjust from growing for eateries to public

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 3, 2020

With recent restaurant and business closures and social distancing orders, harvesting and distributing fresh produce has become more challenging for farmers and for people looking to purchase locally grown food. The Hawaii Farmers Union United, local farmers and stores are working to maintain that pipeline from the fields to the dinner table. To address the…

Farmers Union Responds to COVID-19

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 23, 2020

For Immediate Release The Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) has launched a task force to quickly organize local food production; aggregate existing food hubs; and collaborate with certified commercial kitchens, door-to-door distributors and other stakeholders; to immediately address the economic impact of food sustainability from the global crisis. The task force under formation is starting…

Backyard Bounties Rescued via Food Hubs Making Significant Contribution to Island Food Security

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 12, 2020

A new bill is being evaluated by the House (HB1892) and Senate (SB2722) in Hawaii that would allocate funding for food hubs on all islands.

Coffee labeling bill gutted, deferred

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 8, 2019

Republished with permission by West Hawaii Today… By Max Dible West Hawaii Today mdible@westhawaiitoday.com | Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:05 a.m. KAILUA-KONA — A measure originally intended to change labeling requirements for coffee blends died quietly with a few passing words Tuesday morning. “There was tons and tons of opposition testimony and some concerns from…

HFUU-HFUF HOSTS 8TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | November 2, 2018

Over 350 people attended Hawai’i Farmers Union United’s 8th Annual Convention held October 26, 27 and 28 at Oko’a Farms in Kula, (Upcountry) Maui.  This year’s theme was “Growing Farm Resiliency.” Maui Mayor, Alan Arakawa, addressed the Convention on the morning of the 27th and Governor David Ige in the afternoon.  Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair…