2020 Agriculture Awareness Day
Experience all that local agriculture has to offer at the 2020 Agriculture Awareness Day (Ag Day) on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the Hawaii State Capitol. Now in its thirteenth year, Ag Day showcases Hawaii’s diverse agricultural industry and the many partnerships that make up this thriving industry. Sixty-two exhibitors will be situated on the fourth-floor walkway of the Hawaii State Capitol from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ag Awareness Day, which is sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau, is an opportunity for policymakers and the public to learn about Hawaii’s agriculture industry and meet many of the organizations and people who supply our communities with locally grown and produced products. (See attached list for this year’s participants).
The 2020 Ag Awareness Day is being hosted by Representatives Scott Saiki, House Speaker, Richard Creagan, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, and Lynn DeCoite, Vice-Chair of the House Agriculture Committee. Along with Mike Gabbard and Russell Ruderman, Chair and ViceChair of the Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee.
The primary goal of Ag Awareness Day is to develop a grassroots effort to support agriculture in the islands by engaging policymakers and the community in interactive educational exhibits. The exhibits will cover a wide range of Hawaii agriculture topics and help to build a greater understanding of agriculture in Hawaii and educate policymakers and the public on current issues facing the industry today.
For more information, please contact Rachele Lamosao, Director of Communications, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, at (808) 848-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hawaii Farm Bureau was founded in 1948 and is a statewide nonprofit organization of 1,800 farm families united for the purpose of analyzing problems and formulating action to ensure the future of agriculture thereby promoting the well-being of farming and the State's economy. HFB serves as Hawaii’s voice of agriculture to protect, advocate, and advance the social, economic and educational interest of Hawaii’s diverse agricultural community.
The 2020 Exhibitors for Ag Awareness Day at the Capitol
Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii
Begreen Hawaii, LLC
Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine
Haliimaile Pineapple Company
Hawaii Agriculture Foundation
Hawaii Agriculture Research Center
Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association
Hawaii Cattlemen's Council
Hawaii Coffee Association
Hawaii Crop Improvement Association
Hawaii Department of Agriculture - Plant Quarantine Branch
Hawaii Department of Agriculture - Animal Industry
Hawaii Department of Agriculture - Market Development Branch
Hawaii Department of Agriculture - Pesticide Branch
Hawaii Department of Agriculture - Plant Pest Control Branch
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources - Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Hawaii Farm Bureau
Hawaii Farm to School Hui/ Hawaii Public Health Institute
Hawaii Farmers Union United
Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association / CTAHR Tropical Plants & Soil Sciences Extension
Hawaii Invasive Species Council
Hawaii Pork Industry Association
Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association
Hawaii Wildlife Ecology Lab
Hawaiian Air Cargo
Hawaiian Chip Company
Hawaiian Earth Recycling
Hawaiian Egg Company
Island Mana'ia LLC
Kauai County Farm Bureau
Kona Coffee Farmers Association
Kowa Premium Foods Hawaii (Big Island Abalone)
North Shore EVP
Oahu Agriculture and Conservation Association
Oahu Invasive Species Committee
Oahu Invasive Species Committee - Little Fire Ant Information
Pacific Gateway Center
University of Hawaii CTAHR -Tropical Plants & Soil Sciences
University of Hawaii CTAHR - Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department
University of Hawaii CTAHR - Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program
University of Hawaii CTAHR - Hawaii State 4-H
University of Hawaii CTAHR - Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences Dept.
University of Hawaii CTAHR - Veterinary Extension
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Rapid Ohia Death Project
USDA - National Agriculture Statistical Services
USDA - Natural Resources & Conservation Services
USDA - Farm Service Agency
USDA - Rural Development
And, many more!