Farmers union convention set

Maui News - November 3, 2015

The Hawaii Farmers Union United will host its annual convention from Nov. 13 to 15 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

The event will open Friday with a "locavore" dinner and a keynote address by Hawaii State Sen. Mike Gabbard and his daughter, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Mike Gabbard will speak about regional food security for Hawaii, while Tulsi Gabbard will speak to soil health as it relates to national security, event organizers said.

Other features of the three-day event include complimentary breakfasts Saturday and Sunday; a seed and plant exchange; a graduation ceremony for the first graduates of the Farm Apprentice Mentor program; and a live-music dance party with Marty Dread & Friends.

Cost for the three-day event is $95 for Maui residents and $70 for residents of other islands. Single-day tickets may also be purchased.

For a day-by-day schedule or to register, go to hfuuhi.org/events/2015-hfuu-convention.