The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) is accepting applications on a rolling basis for lands that become available on its 182-acre HAF Ag Park at Kunia (formerly known as Kunia Ag Park). Applications will be accepted throughout the year with review of the applications when lands become available. Applications will be reviewed and scored by the HAF Ag Park Committee with final approval by the board. Successful applicants will be notified accordingly should they be selected.
Please contact HAF Ag Park Manager, Melissa Zeman at Melissa@hawaiiagfoundation.org or 808-343-8196, for more information or to schedule a tour.
Application and Qualifications
How will the applications be used & evaluated?
Applications will be reviewed confidentially by the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation Land Committee. A scoring criteria based on answers submitted and the Foundation’s goals will be used in evaluating potential lessees. Applications which include a thorough business plan will be receive additional points.
What chemicals can be used?
Click here for more info (Exhibit A).
What are some of the rules for the park?
Click here for more info (Exhibit B).
Is water available?
Yes, a limited amount of water is available, but restricted. However, there will be a need for tenants to invest in drip lines. The water is non-potable, and each Lessee should expect to install a small tank for storage.
Are parcels available for organic farmers?
Yes, organic farmers are encouraged to apply.
How is fuel handled?
Fuel will be purchased in bulk. A fueling station is onsite and available to be used by tenants via an electronic card system.
How are chemicals handled?
A chemical station is onsite for chemical mixing.
What crops are permitted?
All fruit, vegetable and nursery, with the exclusion of any corn products can be planted in the HAF Ag Park at Kunia.