2021 HFUU Annual Convention
December 9-12, 2021
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A Message from the HFUU President:
Our executive board has decided to not charge a fee for our convention this year, making it a donation only event. We want to outreach all of this valued information and training to as many as possible.
With that said our annual convention has historically been our main fundraiser for the operations of our organization throughout the year. What we will do is place donate buttons throughout the convention time and would encourage all that have the wherewithal to donate to do so as generously as you can.
As farmers and leaders we value and appreciate our ability to bring these presentations and programs to our community, and look forward when we can all meet physically once again. Mahalo Nui for your continued support of our efforts.
Be well. Stay positive and test negative.
Aloha, Vincent Mina | President HFUU/HFUF

JOIN US for our pre-convention hemp & mushroom panels and soil health presentations!

Weekly throughout the month of November at 6pm HST, join us on Zoom by clicking on the link below. We have an abundance of incredible and inspirational speakers joining us on these important topics. See you there!

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2022 Oahu Mini-Convention
Waianae, Oahu | Friday January 7th

*Date & schedule subject to change. 

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MAHALO NUI to our sponsors!

2020 HFUU Annual Convention
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Click the 2020 HFUU Convention Members Business Meeting and Election Minutes ~ Draft link below to view and download a pdf.

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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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  • 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

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…

HFUU Supported Legislative Action: HB 2105

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 15, 2018

The House Energy & Environmental Protection committee has scheduled a hearing for Friday, February 16 at 2 p.m. on the following bill: HB2105 HD1 – Relating to Agriculture Appropriates funds to the Department of Agriculture for the establishment and administration of the Agriculture Grant Program to support local food production in the State. HB 2105, HD1…

Testimony in Support of HB2102 (Nutrient Cycling) before House Ag Committee

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 12, 2018

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HB2102 (NUTRIENT CYCLING) BEFORE THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE Hearing Date: February 14, 2018, 9:00AM Aloha Chairman Creagan, Vice Chair DeCoite and Members of the House Committee on Agriculture. The Hawaii Farmers Union United (“HFUU”) appreciates the opportunity to testify in support of HB2102 to fund a pilot project to recycle local…

HFUU Supported Legislative Action: HB 2301

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 12, 2018

The House Energy & Environmental Protection committee has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, February 13 at 8:30 a.m. on the following bill: RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION. Restructures the Hawaii Invasive Species Council as the Hawaii Invasive Species Authority, administratively attached to the Department of Agriculture, to coordinate implementation of the Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity…

2017 Census of Agriculture gets underway

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | December 5, 2017

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has started mailing the 2017 Census of Agriculture to our nation’s producers. Mailing in phases, all census questionnaires should be received by late December. The deadline to respond is February 5, 2018. Producers can respond online at www.agcensus.usda.gov (take advantage of new time-saving features and the convenience of being accessible…

On the Threshold of a Dream: Convention News

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | August 25, 2017

“I dream of a Hawai’i that can feed herself.” Them: “In this political climate?! You MUST be dreaming!” “Yeah, well, it’s all a process….” And here we are, NOW, on the threshold of another major milestone for Hawai’i Farmers Union United, in service to family farmers and the ohana’s they feed. We are in the…

Business Development Series – Archive

By David Fisher | August 11, 2017

General Overview of Series – slides with narrative (15 min) Series Outline Version 1.0 –  Subject to change as we determine needs Contact Sheet – Please add your name and the contact info you are willing to share with other participants. Facebook Group – Please join “HFU Regenerative Business Development Group” for updates and dialog.…

President’s Report, 2017 NFU Summer Meeting

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | July 19, 2017

HFUU President Report Summer Meeting, July 9-13, 2017 National Farmers Union Board of Directors The 2017 summer meeting was held in Jamestown, North Dakota, a first in this neck of the woods for me. North Dakota Farmers Union has an impressive home base in Jamestown with one acre under roof and their offices and insurance…

14 Graduate from HFUF-HFUU Farm Apprentice Mentoring (FAM) Program

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | July 17, 2017

Congratulations go out to the fourteen apprentices (see list below with their visions) in the Farm Apprentice Mentoring (FAM) Program who graduated from Phase 1 of HFUU’s farmer training program Thursday, June 29th,  at UH-Maui College. Equipped with over 250 hours of course work and on farm demonstrations in regenerative agricultural practices,  FAM this year had 10 farm mentors, who…

HI Ag Conference, AG2017, Seeking Presenters

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | April 4, 2017

The 2017 Ag Conference call for proposals was extended to April 17. Review the call for proposal here.  Application is at the bottom of the page:  http://www.hiagconference.org/submit-proposal.html The Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai‘i (ALFH) will host the Hawai‘i Agriculture Conference, AG2017, on August 29-30, 2017 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The Hawai‘i AG2017 Organizing Committee…