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 Socially Disadvantaged 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 Socially Disadvantaged 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:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health Services
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • 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

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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/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii

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/Regenerative Transition & 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/Regenerative Transition & 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/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