Ag Resources

Come visit our islands and enjoy the many activities and attractions showcasing Hawaii’s unique agricultural paradise! FARM TOURS Hawaii Tourism Authority: BOTANICAL GARDENS:   OTHER ATTRACTIONS:  OAHU DOLE CANNERY SQUARE (9am – 5pm) FREE Multi-media show depicts story of James Dole and his famouspineapple cannery. Gift shops, Foodcourt; 650 Iwilei Road,Honolulu, 96817; (808) 523-DOLE. DOLE ...
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Hawaii Botanical Gardens

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 in Ag Resources

 Oahu Lyon Arboretum – University of Hawaii @ Manoa Honolulu Botanical Gardens listing – City & County of Honolulu, Parks & Recreation Waimea Valley Arboretum & Botanical Gardens   Hawaii Island University of Hawaii-Hilo Botanical Gardens – 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden – 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI ...
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Government Regulators

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

             Regulators involved with the business of agriculture Hawaii Department of Agriculture Exporting from Hawaii Importing to Hawaii Grading and Labeling Animal Quarantine Laws (Domestic Animals) Pesticide Use   Hawaii Department of Health United States Department of Agriculture (Hawaii contacts) United States Environmental Protection Agency U.S.E.P.A. Publications

Food Safety – on farm

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

Food quality and safety is of growing interest to consumers and thus to regulators. The United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration are leading the way with on-farm and processing guidelines. Here are some links to bring you up to speed on these issues. U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Food ...
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Farm Safety

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

On farm safety is as important as any topic for the entrepreneur and home owner. Here are some links to help you get acquainted with the resources that are available. Safety & First Aid Advice National Agriculture Safety Database (A central repository of health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community.)  National Safety ...
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Business Development

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 in Ag Resources

Business Development Programs/Training Chambers of Commerce in Hawaii and Other Business Resources College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Agribusiness Incubation Program Hawaii Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Development Division Hawaii Department of Business, Economic and Tourism Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network Business Support (outside of Hawaii) Business Resource Center (trade news, and lots ...
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The links below are to voluntary listings of agribusinesses in Hawaii. A listing here is not an endorsement. Hawaii Agriculture and Food Products Directory (HDOA-Hawaii Export Directory) Farmers’ Market Listing

Agriculture has always had a special place in Hawaii history and continues to be an important industry, generating $2.9 billion to the state’s annual economy and directly and indirectly providing 42,000 jobs. Historically, the ancient Polynesian voyagers traveled to Hawaii, bringing with them plants such as taro, bananas and other staples to sustain themselves. Hawaii ...
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This is a first attempt to assemble a history of agriculture in Hawaii. A history of U.S. agriculture can be found here and we have used their format. A brief history of Hawaii can be found here. We have worked to include what we could find, but we are always looking for more suggestions. Please ...
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