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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.

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.
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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.

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

2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities February 2, 2022

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 3, 2022

Aloha HFUU Members & Subscribers,Hawaii Farmers Union United needs your supportive testimonies of SB2288 and HB2466! Please submit testimonies on time, before 10am Thursday 2/3. Please click on the links below to support each bill. For a glitch-free experience, remember to login to capitol.hawaii.gov. SB2288 – RELATING TO COMPOSTING.Report Title:HDOA; Compost Reimbursement; Appropriation ($)Description:Establishes a compost reimbursement program within…

2022 HFUU Legislative Priorities

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | January 31, 2022

SB2955 – Three-year pilot compost reimbursement pilot program SB2982 – Five-year food hub pilot program to increase access to local food. SB2986 – Removes certain duplicative regulations imposed on hemp producers SB2989 – Healthy Soils Program SB2990 – Cover Crop seed reimbursement pilot program (old version) SB3005 – Cover Crop reimbursement pilot program SB3197 –…

HFUU Convention 2021 – Success!

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | December 22, 2021

Our annual convention this year was a success! Although it was virtual, we had over 600 registrants sign up and enjoy our convention content. We decided this year to have a donation-only event, so lucky for you the content is now all available for FREE on our Youtube channel. Check out the schedule below to…

Annual Member Meeting December 12th, 2021

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | October 29, 2021

HAWAI’I FARMERS UNION UNITED  AMMENDED NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING   DECEMBER 12, 2021 TO VOTE ON  ELECTION OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, ADOPTION OF ANY POLICIES AND BYLAW AMENDMENTS AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE CONVENTION Hawai’i Farmers Union United (HFUU) is organized as a nonprofit corporation under the Hawai’i Nonprofit Corporations Act,…

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 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 and mental…

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…

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