2021 HFUU Body & Soil Convention
Kohala, Hawai'i | Saturday, August 7th

*Registration will close Friday July 30th

MAHALO NUI to our sponsors!

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  • Connection

  • Mindfulness

  • Farm Tours

  • Local Meals 

  • Tea Panel

  • & More! 

Email us for any questions or for more information about sponsorship.

2021 HFUU Annual Convention
November 11-14, 2021
Hawai'i Taro Farm | Waikapu, Maui

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 Nov 11-14th, 2021.
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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.

2020 HFUU Convention Minutes ~ Draft

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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

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…

2017 National Young Farmers Survey

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 26, 2017

Dear Farmers and Ranchers, Thank you for taking time to participate in the National Young Farmers Coalition’s 2017 survey, created in partnership with George Washington University. We will use this information to guide our work, craft our next policy platform, and help break down the barriers facing young people looking to enter agriculture. Your responses…

Support Tiny House Legislation – House Bill (HB2)

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | February 26, 2017

Tiny Houses are capturing the imagination as a creative solution to Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis. State Representative Cindy Evans has a pivotal new House Bill (HB2) on the floor that has passed review by both the Agriculture and Judiciary Committees and is now heading for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives…

Traditions-To-Transitions

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | January 16, 2017

Secure Your Family Farm for the Future Topics include: • Tax planning • Legal planning • Conflict management • Transition team professionals • Guest speakers: Dale Bonar, Ph.D.; Kyle Caires, Ph.D.; Kristen Spees, Attorney at Law; Kendra Wong, C.P.A.; Bevanne Bowers, Mediator & Attorney at Law, & more

AmazonSmile Program Gives .5% to HFUF For Each Purchase

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | January 15, 2017

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Hawaii Farmers Union every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Hawaii Farmers Union. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply…

Asian Medicinal Plants Workshop on Maui, Jan. 27-29

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | January 15, 2017

Ulupono Initiative: Multi-Island "Farmer Listening Sessions"

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | November 21, 2016

Ulupono Initiative is organizing small gatherings in agricultural production “hot spots” within each County over the next couple of weeks to listen, learn, and brainstorm solutions to Hawaii’s many challenging food issues. In an effort to improve our current local food production metrics and better understand the constraints in the system that make expansion challenging,…

2016 HFUU Membership Survey (for active members)

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | August 28, 2016

Aloha HFUU Supporter! The growth of HFUU has been powered by the passions of dozens of members taking voluntary leadership roles; and by both members and non-members (our constituents) who continually engage with their respective chapters to build bonds, share resources and vision a healthy and sustainable food future for Hawai’i. With the recent upgrade…