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

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  • 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

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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:

  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Farm Stress
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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

We can also help you with:

  • Financial & 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

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

Environmental Mediation Center

The Environmental Mediation Center (EMC) is a non-profit organization that designs and administers environmental and agricultural dispute resolution programs. The EMC administers the United States Department of Agriculture’s certified mediation programs for California, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Hawaii.

The EMC provides free mediation services to farmers on farm loans, credit issues, USDA conservation programs, lease issues, farmer/neighbor conflicts, family farm transitions, organic certification, pesticide issues, easement issues, environmental compliance, and other issues.

We specialize in:

  • Farm Land Access & Succession Planning
  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Legal Help & Mediation Services

We can also help you with:

  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont

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 & Business Planning

We work in these areas:

  • Hawaii