Beefing Up Hawaiʻi:

Grazing Toward Increased Production 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Hoʻokupu Center
1125 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96813

Join us at Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation’s next EAT THINK DRINK – an exploration of innovation, community, and flavor!  

We’re delving into the heart of Hawaiʻi’s beef industry with keynote speaker Dr. Kyle Caires, an Associate Extension Agent at the Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). 

Presented by Central Pacific Bank, discover how the beef industry in Hawaiʻi has evolved from its inception in 1793, shaping the cultural landscape and agricultural practices of the islands. Explore the unique challenges facing Hawaiian beef producers, from high production costs to limited processing facilities and competition with imports. Hear about the innovative approaches being undertaken to address these challenges and capitalize on opportunities for growth. And indulge in delicious and savory dishes created by some of our favorite chefs, featuring none other than island-raised beef! 

Be part of the conversation! Purchase your tickets today and learn about our beef industry from the ranchers who will share the challenges and opportunities as we move forward to create a more food resilient Hawaiʻi.

Tickets include a two-hour grazing event featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared by Hawaiʻi’s favorite chefs, two drinks from a selection of beer and wine, and complimentary valet parking. When completing your ticket purchase form, let us know of any special dietary requirements or contact us at We’ll do our best to accommodate you!

EAT THINK DRINK is presented by Central Pacific Bank and sponsored by Alexander & Baldwin, Bayer, Elite Parking Services, Hawai‘i Longline Association, Kamehameha Schools, Lendlease, State of Hawai‘i, Ulupono Initiative, United Airlines, United Fishing Agency Ltd., and Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. Additional support provided by Aloha Beer, Fuji Water, and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. 

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