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HAWAI‘I AGRICULTURAL FOUNDATION 2017 ANNUAL RECAP


CONTENTS About HAF

Aloha,

2016 - 2017 Board of Directors

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Program Highlights

Local Inside, Where Would We Be Without Seeds,Veggie U, AquaPono Aquaponics, In The Fields, Kids Cooking Local and 2017 Art and Poetry Contest

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HAF Ag Park at Kunia

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Letter From The Executive Director

2017 by the Numbers On the Farm / In the Schools

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Event Recaps

Localicious, EAT THINK DRINK

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Sponsors

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On behalf of the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation (HAF) and our entire team, thank you for your past support. This year marked our tenth anniversary and I am proud to report that we have achieved many of the goals we set forth in our first strategic plan seven years ago. Our 220-acre Ag Park at Kunia is currently in full operation with 25 small farmers licensing 2-to 30-acre parcels. Our Local Inside CSA that supports our farmers and other O‘ahu farmers reaches hundreds of consumers, bringing them fresh, locally grown vegetables weekly and biweekly. Our Localicious restaurant campaign saw an increase for the fourth year in a row, with 50,000 consumers ordering the Localicious dish during March 2017, raising $50,000 for our public outreach programs. We are especially proud that our education programs have surpassed our goals, with almost 5,000 students served during the school year. And finally, we are pleased to report our new public program – EAT THINK DRINK – reaches new audiences interested in learning about agriculture and food in Hawai‘i. Once again, we are grateful for your support. HAF remains committed to its mission of promoting and sustaining Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry, and to connecting our farmers to the community. Sincerely,

Denise Yamaguchi Executive Director


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About HAF The Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation (HAF) is a non-profit organization created to promote agriculture and farming. Established in 2007, the mission of HAF is to support and sustain Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry in Hawai‘i, and by better connecting the farmers with the community and vice-versa. This involves educational and outreach programs in the community, as well as direct marketing, technical, educational and in-the-field support for farmers.

2016-2017 Board of Directors Dean Okimoto, Chairman Mae Nakahata, Vice-Chair Meredith Ching, Secretary Dan Clegg, Director Russell Hata, Director Lisa A. Kim, Director Yuki Kitagawa, Director Ann Wharton, Director Alan Wong, Director

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2017 by the Numbers ON THE FARM

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IN THE SCHOOLS

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Local Inside CSA Farmers

4,899

K-12 students served

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Acres leased at HAF Ag Park at Kunia

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Participating public schools

2,040

Local Inside bags distributed

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Participating teachers

7,140

Pounds of island-grown produce distributed

$50,000

Funds raised for education programs


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Program Overview Local Inside Local Inside is a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that delivers locally grown fruits and vegetables to members weekly or bi-weekly. Launched in June 2015 as part of HAF’s initiative to support local food producers and increase local food consumption, Local Inside now sees 200 people picking up their fruitand veggie-filled reusable bags from ten public locations throughout O‘ahu. Produce is sourced from the HAF Ag Park at Kunia and other small farms across O‘ahu. “Local inside is a well thought out CSA program that addresses all the issues that had prevented me from subscribing to other programs in the past. The bags have a wide variety of produce, including staples with convenient delivery and awesome support – we eat a lot more vegetables at home now. Not having to go to the supermarket to buy veggies means a lot less ‘meat-and-rice’ meals. It has also made me more conscious of where my food is coming from.” - Jeremy Imai, Local Inside Member

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Where Would We Be Without Seeds? Where Would We Be Without Seeds is a three-unit, second-grade STEM and Common Core standards-based curriculum that focuses on foods grown from seeds, plant life cycles, and local agriculture. This interactive program helps students understand the fundamentals of the farming process by focusing on answering four essential questions:

• Where does our food come from?

• How do plants go through life cycles?

• Why are seeds important?

• Why is agriculture in Hawai‘i important?

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Veggie U Veggie U was developed by Ohio-based organization, The Chef’s Garden, and introduced to Hawai‘i in 2014. It uses curriculum aligned with Hawai‘i state academic standards to teach students about sustainable farming methods, local agriculture, and healthy food choices. The program provides teachers with professional development training sessions, hands-on/minds-on lesson plans, and garden kits.

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AquaPono Aquaponics The AquaPono Aquaponics program employs a science-based curriculum to engage students in this agricultural system that combines aquaculture and hydroponics. Schools are provided with small backyard aquaponics systems that are fun, engaging and interactive. The user-friendly kits are designed to easily house fish and grow vegetables that are free of GMOs, pesticides and soil diseases.

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In The Fields What is it like to be a farmer? This program exposes students to real-world conventional, organic, and biotech agricultural environments and provides opportunities to experience the world of work. The program also connects educators to ag-focused businesses to ensure their curricula are aligned with the skills needed by the industry.

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Kids Cooking Local A partnership between HAF and After-School All-Stars (ASAS) and Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i (BGCH), Kids Cooking Local provides students (and their families) from disadvantaged communities with healthy, nutritious, fresh foods and teaches the cooking skills and nutrition needed to make healthy food choices. Throughout the course of a quarter, students from Title I schools are engaged in interactive cooking classes using fresh, locally grown produce and learn where their food comes from, how to prepare, handle and store fresh food, why it’s important to eat nutritious food, and how to grow their own food.

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2017 Art and Poetry Contest In conjunction with Localicious Hawai‘i, HAF sponsors the Localicious Hawai‘i Art and Poetry Contest for students in grades K to 8. Designed to expose young children to where food comes from, the contest challenges students to express their favorite foods made from a local product through drawing and writing.

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Event Recaps Localicious The fourth annual Localicious Hawai‘i campaign launched in March 2017 as the largest statewide restaurant initiative. The program aims to raise awareness of restaurants that actively support the state’s agricultural industry. For one month, eateries designated one or more menu items that incorporate locally grown, caught, or raised products as Localicious dishes. For every dish sold, restaurants donated one dollar to HAF to expand its K-12 education programs.

Program Highlights

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$50,000

21,589,229

Social Media Engagement

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EAT THINK DRINK HAF launched this quarterly series of dynamic, provocative discussions on important agricultural issues affecting Hawai‘i in 2016 and held its first one this year in April 2017 to reach a broader audience. Held at THE MODERN HONOLULU, it aims to bring together leaders, innovators, chefs, food producers (farmers, ranchers and fishermen), and people passionate about food, sustainability, and agriculture, and offers “food for thought” about the future of Hawai‘i’s ag and food industries. Targeted to thinkers of all ages, EAT THINK DRINK is a unique opportunity to learn from innovative minds nationwide.

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EAT THINK DRINK School Lunch: Hawai‘i’s Farm-to-School Initiative • April 25, 2017 Tickets sold: 240 Leaders and policy makers in agriculture shared their knowledge, experience and thoughts on food and education as they examined meals served in school cafeterias.

Keynote speaker Chef Ann Cooper A celebrated author, chef, educator and enduring advocate for better food for all children and founder of the Chef Ann Foundation

Panel Dexter Kishida School Food Supervisor, Hawai‘i Department of Education JuliAnna Arnett Farm to School Regional Lead, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Greg Christian Chef, author and founder of the Organic School Project and Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partner

Chefs & restaurants Randy Bangloy Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi – Kapolei Matt Young Hula Grill Waikiki Keith Pajinag Ravish at THE MODERN HONOLULU Ronnie Nasuti Tiki’s Grill & Bar

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EAT THINK DRINK Show Me the Green: How to Access Capital and Move Your Project from Seed to Shelf • Aug. 28, 2017 Tickets sold: 273 Business leaders and entrepreneurs contributed to a conversation on food innovation and what it takes to seed a product made with a locally grown or raised crop to scale.

Keynote speaker Lou Cooperhouse Executive Director of Rutgers University Food Innovation Center and a globally renowned pioneer in food business innovation, incubation, acceleration and industry cluster formation

Panel Kyle Datta General Partner, Ulupono Initiative Greg Leone Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Kingfisher Mobile Limited and a Partner at Arcocrest Company in Hong Kong Nancy Enos Director of R. Field and Natural Gourmet for Foodland Super Market, Ltd.

Chefs & restaurants Keaka Lee The Pig and The Lady Jason Schoonover 12th Ave Grill Keith Pajinag Ravish at THE MODERN HONOLULU Michelle Karr-Ueoka MW Restaurant Lyndsey Simone Roy’s Hawai‘i Kai

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HAF Ag Park The HAF Ag Park at Kunia was established in 2011 through a partnership with Island Palm Communities (IPC) and Monsanto Hawai‘i. As part of IPC and Monsanto’s commitment to the community, both companies dedicated 220 acres to be leased to small, local farms. To ensure success of the park, HAF was secured to oversee and manage the land.

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Mahalo to Our Sponsors Diamond Level

State of Hawai‘i - Department of Agriculture State of Hawai‘i - Department of Education

Platinum Level

Discretionary General Fund & Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Gold Level

ChefZone, a division of Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. County of Hawai‘i Department of Research and Development Fish Family Foundation Hawaiian Airlines HONOLULU Magazine / HONOLULU Family Lend Lease / Island Palm Communities

Silver Level

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Hawaii Crop Improvement Association Hawai‘i Gas Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation HMSA Foundation International Market Place Kamehameha Schools Paradise Cove Luau Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits THE MODERN HONOLULU Ulupono Initiative

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Atherton Family Foundation C&S Wholesale Grocers Dow AgroSciences Fiji Water Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Stefanie C. & Keith K. Horita Foundation Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation The Ward Village Foundation TOSSWARE VerTerra Dinnerware


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