2021 HFUU Annual Convention
December 9-11, 2021
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2022 Oahu Mini-Convention
Waianae, Oahu | Friday January 7th

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MAHALO NUI to our sponsors!

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.

  • 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

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…

Press Release: Korean Natural Farming Workshop on Maui, Aug. 20-21, 2016

By hfuu@hfuuhi.org | July 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lehia Apana Secretary, HFUU Mauna Kahalawai chapter (808) 269-2167 lehia.apana@gmail.com KOREAN NATURAL FARMING WORKSHOP TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND LOW-COST METHODS (WAIKAPŪ, HAWAIʻI) — The Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United, Hawaiʻi Farmers Union Foundation, and the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture will present a two-day Korean Natural Farming workshop from…