UH, HDOA Promote Aquaponics Industry

Maui College
Susan B Miller, (808) 295-0659
Jr Spec & HI MIG Proj Dir, Center on Disability Studies
Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Mari's Garden, largest aquaponics farm in Hawai'i.
Mari's Garden, largest aquaponics farm in Hawai'i.

The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) and the Hawaiʻi Department of Agriculture (HDOA) will be hosting free aquaponics workshops throughout the state. With funding from the USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program, HDOA will host five workshops on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Hawaiʻi Island and Molokaʻi on the growth potential of aquaponics industry in Hawaiʻi. HDOA hopes to equip aspiring new aquaponic farmers with knowledge in key areas including wholesaler’s feedback. Existing aquaponic farmers may find the information helpful as well. The workshops are free and open to the public. Below are details of the workshop to be held on Maui.

Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) Aquaponics Workshop
November 6, 2014, 1-3 p.m., Maui

UH Maui College Cooperative Extension Building 205, UH Aquaponics Workforce and Greenhouse Cooperative Initiative
310 Kaʻahumanu Ave., Building 205
Kahaului, Maui, HI 96793

Workshop Contents

• The number of aquaponic farms in Hawaii and the state of their profitability
• The state of market acceptance of aquaponic products
• What are the hot products to grow and sell?
• Food safety
• Packaging and branding
• How to pitch to investors
• The state of aquaculture in the U.S. and the world
• Presentation by Susan Miller, Project Director, UH Aquaponics Workforce Initiative.
• Q&A session

For more details or to register, contact Liz Xu, economic development specialist for the Aquaculture and Livestock Support Services, at 808-483.7104 or liz.j.xu@hawaii.gov.


For more information, visit: http://hawaiiaquaponicsdevelopment.com