Hawaii

The Kohala Center

The Kohala Center (TKC) is a non-profit organization based in Waimea on Hawaii Island. The Rural and Cooperative Business Development Services staff at TKC provides technical assistance in business development to farmers, ranchers, food enterprises, and rural cooperatives statewide. We specialize in cooperative development, financial capacity building, and new farmer education and training. TKC also offers microloans to eligible rural businesses located on Hawaii Island and Molokai.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Pesticide Action Network

Pesticide Action Network works to create a just, thriving food system. PAN works with those on the frontlines of industrial agriculture ? farmers, farmworkers and rural communities ? to tackle the pesticide problem and reclaim the future of food and farming.  PAN North America is one of five regional centers worldwide. We link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens? action network. Together, we challenge the global proliferation of pesticides, defend basic rights to health and environmental quality, and work to ensure the transition to a just and viable food system.   PAN also has a web tool to determine how contaminated individual food items might be: www.whatsonmyfood.org. Service Areas: CA, MN, IA, HI National MN Office: PAN Midwest office 3438 Snelling Ave Upper Level, Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-284-5023

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • National

Oahu Agriculture and Conservation

  • Economic development support for Hawaii farmers
  • Farmer and rancher education and training for Hawaii farmers

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers’ mission is to have people in Hawaii produce fruit effectively all throughout Hawaii

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for Underserved Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Hawaii Seed

We are composed of five grassroots groups consisting of farmers, gardeners, teachers, scientists, government employees, academics, parents, Native Hawaiians, and other concerned citizens. We strive to educate the public, government and business community about locally-based agricultural systems that create real food security for Hawai`i while protecting human health and the environment and to educate about the risks posed by certain agricultural and food systems such as genetic engineering.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

GMO-Free Maui

The organization’s mission is to create a GMO-Free Maui by educating the island?s citizen, government, and business communities about the health, economic and environmental risks of genetically modified organisms. GMO-Free Maui supports local, ecologically safe, non-toxic approaches to agriculture for Hawaii.

We specialize in:

  • Industrial Ag Issues

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

Big Island Farm Bureau

We collectively represent the 4 farm bureau chapters on the Big Island of Hawaii, and we have an island-wide membership of 650+ members. Our mission is to represent, support and promote the social, economic and educational interests of ranchers, farmers and agriculture on the island of Hawaii. Our state organization provides many of these services and we facilitate them. We operate an Ag-Tourism business that markets and host farm tours statewide.

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 Underserved Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • 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:

  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Stress
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Hispanic/Latinx Farmers/Farmworkers

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We work in these areas:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada

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

We can also help you with:

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/Regenerative Transition & Support

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

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