Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU), a leading statewide agricultural organization and chartered chapter of the National Farmers Union, is hosting its 11th Annual Convention from Dec. 9 Dec. 12, 2021.
The convention is open to members and non-members from Hawaii and around the world. It will include an array of virtual events, including Hawaii farm tours and in-depth discussions with nationally renowned experts in agriculture.
“We invite anyone who values local regenerative food systems, including farmers, gardeners and foodies, to register for this popular annual event,” said HFUU President Vincent Mina. “This year we have expanded the convention to include pre-convention breakout discussions on soil health, hemp and mushrooms.”
The convention is accessible by donation at HFUU.org. Support is provided by individual sponsors. Sponsorships are available and encouraged.
- Breakfast sessions with expert presenters Ray Archuleta (featured on the Netflix documentary “Kiss the Ground”), Dan Kittredge (developer of the open-source Bio-nutrient food Meter), and Christopher Nesbitt (agroforestry expert from Belize). Sessions will be presented from the Hale Akua Retreat Center on Maui.
- Afternoon farm demonstration videos. Farms will be showcased on each of three days, including: Maui Bees in Kula; Kahanu Aina Greens in Wailuku; Hoku Nui Farm in Makawao; and Lapa‘au Farm in Olinda. Sessions will feature HFUU’s statewide soil health initiative at Hawaii Taro Farm and Mahi Pono, as well as a live Q&A with the farmers and 13 HFUU chapter presidents.
The final day of the convention will include meetings with HFUU leadership on organization policy, business and awards, with the election of the 2022 HFUU Vice President. All speakers, farmers and HFUU organizers will follow health and safety measures in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines.