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2010 Conference Highlights

A list of the Sponsor, Tradeshow Exhibitors and Heroes of Agriculture Food and the Environment award winners can be found in the Conference Program. The agenda and speaker bios for the events on both Thursday and Friday are also in the Conference Program.

PDF of 2010 Conference Program

PDF of 2010 Locavore Luncheon Menu

Several of the presenters from Thursday and Friday provided their materials and power points for this archive space. We hope this information is useful for you. If no materials have been provided, where possible a web link has been added.

Key Note Speaker – Tim La Salle, link to video on web

Henry Curtis of Disappearing News videotaped this presentation (Beyond Sustainable Agriculture on Vimo)

Luncheon Speaker – Stephanie Whalen, PowerPoint pdf


The Next Crop: Educating youth to become farmers and ag- literate citizens




Follow the Water: Hawaii's Drought Dilemma





Integrated Farming Systems: Growing more with less through Natural Farming and Aquaponics




Optimizing Hawaii Crops for Food Self Sufficiency: Import Replacements and Invasive Species




Farmer Adoption and Implementation of Conservation Practices – A Key to Achieving Sustainability





Speed Dating Presentations


CEverson_CTAHR Information Sheet.pdf



Hawaii Biomass & Bioenergy Workshop, link to USDA Web page with all presentations (United States Department of Agriculture - Energy)

If you did not have a chance to visit the web tools for connecting here are the links to those sites:


Hawai‘i Homegrown Food Network

Kanu Hawai‘i

Malama Kaua‘i

Maui Food Web

Policy Ninja

Additional Media Coverage of Interest


HCurtis_Disappeared News_ConferenceSummary.pdf




The conference included just over 403 registrants over the two days of sessions and swelled to 427 (sold out) for the special All Hawaii Products Luncheon. During the twenty-one plenary, lunch and concurrent sessions 71 speakers presented, with many favorable comments about the educational sessions received.

The attendee profiles were:

Producers: farm/ranch – 23.5%

Producers: nursery – 2.1%

Ag Related Business – 12.3%

University / Extension – 10.1%

Federal/State/County Government – 20.5%

Nonprofit Organization – 15.5%

Student – 3.5%

Other – 12.3%

There were 34 exhibitors at the tradeshow and the Hokulani Suites 4 & 5 always were buzzing with conversations and laughter (and good food and coffee!). We provided 37 scholarships, which contributed to greater attendance from farmer’s teachers and students. Our partnerships with the US Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii Rural Development Council added two interesting and relevant tracks on the second day- Hawaii Biomass & Bioenergy Workshop and A Summit on Rural Hawaii respectively.

The evaluations indicated most were pleased with the speakers and the program content, the location and hospitality and the communications and logistics. There were several comments about the quality of the networking opportunities because of the diversity of the attendees and the relaxed nature of the venue. As well, there were concerns about the remote location and the added costs of cars and resort hotels rates. Many were also happy to see the awards program back. We will certainly review all the evaluation comments when we begin to plan for 2012. Keep an eye on the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii’s facebook page to learn of our planning efforts.

And please visit this web page so that you can acknowledge all who made this event possible:

Mahalo for your interest in this event!

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The 2010 Hawai`i Agriculture Conference was presented by the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii with input from many across the state working to create a sustainable agriculture sector.