2020 HFUU 10th Annual State Convention

Live Online November 12, 13, 14 & 15th!

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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.

  • 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.
  • Add our Events to your calendar and register for upcoming workshops and educational opportunities.
  • You can find press releases along with HFUU presidents and committee reports on our blog. To control your profile and preferences and subscribe to newsletters create an account, Login.
  • 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

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…

Hawai‘i’s Food System: Food for All

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | August 26, 2017

Executive Summary: This report examines the food system of Hawai’i with special attention to low-income access to food. To do so, we examine the conditions under which low-income people currently obtain food. Then we examine the history of agriculture. Next we profile several promising food initiatives. Finally, we make recommendations for strengthening community-based food systems…

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…

Haleakala Chapter President’s Report for March 2017

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 19, 2017

Aloha mai Kākou, Mahalo to everyone on this mailing list for supporting the ongoing efforts of the HFUU Haleakalā Chapter to create and sustain vibrant and prosperous agriculture community.  Mahalo especially to our tireless volunteers without whom our chapter would not function.  These people organize the meeting, find sponsors, cook food, prepare presentations clean up…

A Pilgrimage for On Farm Mentoring

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 19, 2017

On Tuesday, February 24th at the pre-crack of dawn three FAM apprentices, Georgia Pinsky, Rayden (Ola) Kekona and Deneane Hanby along with FAM mentor, Bobby Pahia, HFUF President, Simon Russell, and FAM Program Director, Phyllis Robinson took the first flight from Maui bound for the state capitol. Our mission:  To meet with elected Senators and…

Job Opening: Maui HFUU Chapter FAM Program

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | March 17, 2017

Job Opening – Farm Apprentice Mentoring (FAM) Program Hawaii Farmers Union United  Assistant Program Director FAM Assistant Program Director would have experience as a farmer on Maui, and have excellent writing and communication skills, extensive computer and social media skills, strong knowledge of the Hawaii Farmers Union and how to connect FAM program apprentices with…