The Hawaii Agriculture Conference will return in mid-2017. Hosted by the Agriculture Leadership Foundation of Hawaii, this event has been considered the premiere all-agriculture conference since 2002, and the next event promises to exceed past outcomes.
Past Hawaii Agriculture Conferences have pushed and expanded the horizons of businesses and decision-makers alike. Over the course of 15 years, topics and content ranged from agrotourism to internet sales; entrepreneurial business skills and the power of local markets; agricultural theft and biofuels; to the continuing evolution of Hawaii’s agriculture sector.
A diverse planning team of agricultural stakeholders has begun work generating ideas for the theme, sessions, field days and more; however, they welcome ideas and input to ultimately maximize the impact of the 2017 Hawaii Agriculture Conference. To share your input click on the Survey link.
Click here for the latest updates on this year’s Ag Conference!
If your industry group or association is interested in participating in the 2017 Hawaii Agriculture Conference, contact Diane Ley at (808) 936-1302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2012 Hawaii Agriculture Conference held at the Hawaii Convention Center on September 20-21, 2012 was a success! Analysis of the registration information a good job was done of attracting a diverse audience; out of the 451 folks who registered:
- 25% were from off island
- 23% were producers (crops, livestock, nursery)
- 18% were involved in ag related businesses
- 8% were government agencies, and
- 11% were non-profit or industry organization reps
- 12% were educators and researchers, and
- 12% were students
Two grants from the University of Hawaii allowed 68 scholarships to be awarded that included 9 high school teacher-student teams from across the state. There were 54 speakers, 38 vendors in the Trade Show and 9 chefs and backyard demonstrators for the reception activities. The evaluations highly rated both the reception and the all Hawaii Products Luncheon.
A wonderful program honored Donna Ching, the Agricultural Leadership Program’s fearless Program Director for 25 years. Many favorable comments about the speakers and the session topics were shared in the evaluation. And while the overall rating were 52% Good and 36% Excellent lots of constructive feedback was received on how to improve the event in the future. You are invited to participate in the next event.
For highlights from previous conferences click on the links below. Please note some of these pdf files are large and may take a moment to load. They will open in a new tab and you may read them on line or download to your computer.
- Ag Conference 2012 – Leveraging Partnerships for Profit, lunch menu
- Ag Conference 2010 – Celebrating Change!, lunch menu
- Ag Conference 2008 – Growing with Intention, lunch menu
- Ag Conference 2006 – Maximizing Your Bottom Line
- Ag Conference 2004 – Changing Times: Enhancing you Assets
- Ag Conference 2003