Hawaii

Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture

“The Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s (HDOA) 240 employees statewide work to support, enhance, promote, and protect Hawaii’s agriculture and aquaculture industries. We work to create and maximize opportunities for exporting; and facilitate growth of existing and new agricultural commodities and by-products. In addition, the department works to prevent the introduction and establishment of plants, animals and diseases that are detrimental to the state’s agriculture industry and the environment.”

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

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  • Hawaii

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS)

“WCAHS is a multidisciplinary center located at the University of California, Davis. One of 11 agricultural health and safety centers in the U.S established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), WCAHS has an almost 30-year history of engaging agricultural communities in the Western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada through innovative research and outreach.

WCAHS faculty and staff conduct research on high hazard topics, including air quality, ergonomics, dairy pathogens, and heat illness. Through its robust outreach program, WCAHS reaches over 3,000 individuals annually with health and safety trainings, health fairs, and presentations.”

We specialize in:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada

CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service

“Most of the extension agents and many of the specialists are University of Hawai’i faculty members who work from off-campus extension offices. County agents are available for individual consultations and can provide educational workshops and short-courses covering topics in agriculture, home economics, family living, 4-H and other youth activities, nutrition, and health. Educational materials such as brochures, publications, and videos are also available at county extension offices for use by the general public. Services provided by county agents are generally free of charge, but workshops and other organized activities may have a nominal fee.”

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Hawaii Organic Farmers Association (HOFA)

“Hawaii Organic Farmers Association is a nonprofit organization providing education and marketing opportunities to Hawaii producers. The website is a one-stop marketing tool for all organic products and services provided by organic producers, processors, retailers, suppliers, shippers, and related services. HOFA Members can enhance their listing with product details. HOFA provides educational workshops regarding organic production practices, retailer education, and more.”

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education)

Western SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

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We work in these areas:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Hawaii State Farm Service Agency (FSA)

“The primary mission of the Hawaii State FSA is to assist Hawaii’s farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, and other available resources.”

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Hawaii Agricultural Mediation Program

“The Hawaii Agricultural Mediation Program (HIAMP) is the official United States Department of Agriculture certified agricultural mediation program for Hawaii. HIAMP provides free mediation services to the agricultural community to help resolve disputes before they end up in court”

We specialize in:

  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Financial Counseling & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

HAWAII STATE OFFICE

Natural Resources Conservation Service Pacific Islands Area Office

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

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  • Hawaii

Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau

“The Hawai’i Farm Bureau is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Hawaiʻi farmers and ranchers and working with organizations, communities and individuals involved in all aspects of the Agricultural Industry in Hawaiʻi. The Hawaiʻi Farm Bureau is organized to unify the County Farm Bureaus, thereby enhancing the knowledge, economic opportunity, prosperity, well being and happiness of its members; to analyze and resolve the problems that face agriculture through effective cooperation, planning and representation; to promote farmers’ and ranchers’ access to the physical, financial, intellectual, and human resources necessary for successful and profitable agriculture; and to ensure the protection and health of Hawaiʻi’s agricultural resources and the environment today and in the future.”

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Crisis Assistance

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

SARE – HI (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Hawaii)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a competitive grants and education program operating in every state and island protectorate to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. HI SARE is in the Western SARE region.

We specialize in:

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Organic/Sustainable/RegenerativeTransition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii