Ka'analike mana'o on Agriculture in Hawai'i

He ali'i ka 'aina; he kauwa ke kanaka  (The land is a chief; man is its servant)             
--Mary Kawena Pukui,  'Olelo No'eau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings number 38

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State of Hawai'i 

Department of Agriculture includes the latest information on agricultural issues: what's happening, E-news, and hot issues and links.

Contact Information
(808) 973-9560
1428 S. King Street  
Honolulu, HI 96814 
hdoa.info@hawaii.gov

Hawaii's Agricultural Gateway is a repository of links to frequently requested sites; an agricultural search site; gardeners, homeowners and pet-owners; education; professionals; and other sites.

History of Hawai'i Agriculture is a first attempt to assemble a history of agriculture in Hawaii.

Hawaii Board of Agriculture is charged with establishing broad operating policies for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

The Agriculture Development Corporation facilitates and provides direction for the transition of Hawaii's agriculture industry from a dominance of sugar and pineapple to one composed of a diversity of different crops.
Contact Information
(808) 586-0186
235 South Beretania St., Room 205
Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawai'i State Farmers Market lists all the Open Farmers Markets in the State with their contact information.
Contact Information
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
State Farmers Market Representative Larry Yamato
(808) 973-9591
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

University of Hawai'i at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Sustainable Agriculture in Hawai'i promotes understanding and practice of sustainable agriculture in Hawai`i.
Contact Information
Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department
(808) 956-7530
1910 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
smithjos@hawaii.edu

Local Counties

City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation manages, maintains, and operates all parks and recreational facilities of the city; develops and implements programs for cultural and recreational activities; and  beautifies the public streets of the city. 
Contact Information
(808) 692-5585
1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Division of Urban Forestry, Horticulture Services Branch propagates, plants, trims, waters, and maintains shade trees, concrete planters and other ornamental plants cultivated along public roadways, and in City parks and malls.
Contact Information
(808) 971-7151
3902 Paki Ave.   
Honolulu, HI 96815

Honolulu Botanical Gardens plans, develops, curates, maintains and studies documented collections of tropical plants in an aesthetic setting for the purposes of conservation, botany, horticulture, education and recreation.
Contact Information
(808) 522-7060 
50 N. Vineyard Blvd.  
Honolulu, HI 96817
hbg@honolulu.gov

Hawaii County Agriculture has been created to provide you with information and resource contacts for all agricultural products grown on Hawaii's Big Island.

Maui County Department of Planning administers permits and approvals issued for land use, zoning, coastal zone management, historic districts, building and subdivision, and miscellaneous permits. Contact Information
(808) 270-7733
200 South High St.  
Wailuku, HI 96793
planning@co.maui.hi.us

Department of Public Works and Environmental Management protects the public's health, safety, property and environment by developing and operating the County's infrastructure and administering its building codes.
Contact Information
(808) 270-7845
200 South High St.
Wailuku, HI 96793
E-mail: public.works@co.maui.hi.us

County of Kauai Planning Department advises the Mayor, Planning Commission, and County Council on planning and land use matters for the County of Kauai.
Contact Information
(808) 241-6677
Moikena Building 4444 Rice St., Suite 473  
Lihue, HI 96766

National/Federal

PowerReporting on Agriculture offers thousands of free research tools for journalists. Power Reporting is edited by Bill Dedman, a correspondent for The Boston Globe.

FirstGov Environment, Energy and Agriculture is the official U.S. gateway connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services.
Contact Information
1 (800) FED INFO (1-800-333-4636)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405
FirstGov  

Environment, Energy and Agriculture U.S. Government's Official Web Portal features Environment and Natural Resources, Climate and Weather, Energy and Fuel, Conservation and Recycling, Agriculture and Farming, Kids Sites, and State and Local Resources. 

The Hawaii Agricultural Statistics, fact-finding for agriculture, is one of 45 field offices of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Contact Information
(808) 973-2907 
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814-2512

Agriculture and Farming U.S. Government's Official Web Portal focuses on General Agriculture, Agricultural Research and Statistics, Plants and Animals, Kids Sites, and State and Local Resources.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service facilitates studying erosion, green methods of protecting croplands, and pasture/rangeland productivity.
Contact Information
(808) 567-6885 
4101 Maunaloa Hwy
Hoolehua, HI 96729

U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center was created to develop basic and applied information to strengthen agriculture in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin in an environmentally acceptable and sustainable manner. 
Contact Information
(808) 932-2100
99 Aupuni Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
pbarr@pbarc.ars.usda.gov

Non-Profit Agencies

Hawaii State Resource Directory links to agriculture, cooperative Hawaii research, education and extension service partners, Hawaii Farmers Markets, Hawaii Marketing Profile, Hawaii USDA Rural Development, and individual contact information.

Hawaii Agriculture Research Center conducts research in forestry, sugarcane, coffee, forage, vegetable crops, tropical fruits, and other diversified crops.
Contact Information
(808) 487-5561
99-193 Aiea Heights Drive, Suite 300
Aiea, HI 96701-3911
SWhalen@harc-hspa.com

About this project, prepared by Diane Nakashima for the University of Hawaii at Manoa Communications Program, May 2005. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Diane. These links may become out-of-date before an opportunity to update. Revised 04/25/05.