Members

Membership Benefits

Transportation

Qualifies HFNA members for special ornamental shipping rates for small packages through FedEx and helps to resolve logistical issues.

Examples of FedEx Savings:

Box Size
Weight
Economy 2 Day Cost
Priority overnight Cost

60x21x7

50 lbs

$34.97

$36.70

54x15x7

40 lbs

$28.00

$31.82

41x22x7

33 lbs

$24.37

$27.81

40x20x4

30 lbs

$22.65

$25.75

39x10x3

5 lbs

$10.25

$10.60

Bulk Purchase Savings

Receive bulk purchase pricing on boxes, sleeving and educational materials (posters, brochures and guides) that our industry needs to insure quality product and consistent supplies.

Example of Box Savings:
A shipper with annual sales of $100,000 has weekly sales of approximately$2,000. For a gift box shipper, selling a gift box at $100 this would be 20 giftboxes a week. With the HTFC Box program you would be saving approximately$0.50 a box. At 20 boxes a week, this would give you an annual savings of $520. This is an example using the estimated sales of $100,000 and is to inform you of the savings that can be received as member of HFNA buying boxes through the HTFC program.

Research & Development

University of Hawaii breeding programs and other research efforts for the floriculture and ornamental industry.

Education

Educational opportunities to help members understand the many issues that Hawaii growers face using workshops, training programs, multimedia, conferences and trade shows.

Legislative & Regulatory

Represents Hawaii agriculture business interests on Legislative and Regulatory issues regarding floriculture and ornamentals (Federal, State, and County.)

Government and University Support

Direct avenue to resources provided by the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and counties statewide.

Strengthen Industry

HFNA programs are directed at promoting and protecting our members’ business interests. Through working together HFNA’s goal is to strengthen the industry and unify our members to insure that Hawaii will remain a very key and special producer of a wide range of agricultural products, which are in high demand locally, nationally and internationally.

Marketing & Promotion

Comprehensive promotion and marketing campaign utilizing private and public resources which benefit our well- being for our collective industry. Work with HTFC on promotion, marketing and grant process.

Administration

Administrative support for the organization and the industry providing current information to the membership.

Scholarships & Endowments

Work with University of Hawaii Foundation (UHF) to enhance and grow the HFSA Scholarship Endowment for awarding to UH/CTAHR, UHH and Community College.

Networking

Annual social events for members and guests of HFNA. Work on an annual January event for members and the industry. Also work on Kauai Farm Fair, Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Made in Hawaii Festival, Maui Youth and Family Service, and work with Hawaii Visitor & Convention Bureau and Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation on annual events to encourage collaboration with commodity organizations and their special programs or events as well.

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) "Friend of Farmer" Member Benefits

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View Travel and Family Fun benefits

County Specific Benefits
+ Oahu: Discount at mililani Mortuary pre-need

+ Kauai: Gaspro, BEI, PS&D Napa Parts Center, Educational programs and out of state travel, Kauai Irrigation, Growing Greens Nursery, Harper Car & Truck Rental, Kauai Commercial Trucking, Kauai Nursery & Landscaping

+ Maui: ISI Irrigation System Inc, Marmac Ace Hardware, Gaspro, EKO Compost, pacific Machinery, Standard Motors & Marine Supplies, united Auto Parts/NAPA - Kahului

+ Big Island:Bacon Universal, BEI, Eyewear Hawaii, Garden Exchange, Gaspro, Hawaii Agricultural Products & Services, Hilo Farmers’ Exchange, Hookena Nursery,Pacific Machinery, NAPA Parts Center, Renew Hawaii Compost

Eligibility for Membership

Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation interested in the purpose of the corporation shall apply to become a member of the corporation in the following categories:

HFNA Active Shipping Membership

Any person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in, or with the intention of, pursuing the commercial growing, processing or distribution of nursery products and utilizing the HFNA special ornamental shipping rates for small packages through FedEx in the State of Hawaii shall be qualified to beHFNA Active Shipping members.

Associate Membership

Any person, firm, partnership, corporation, incorporated or unincorporated associations, cooperatives, and other entities that do not meet the qualifications for general or dual memberships but are interested in the purposes of the corporation shall be qualified to be associate members. Associated members do not receive full member benefits.

Allied Membership

Any person, firm partnership, corporation, and other entities within the State of Hawaii that do not meet the qualifications for active or associate membership; that are willing to support HFNA and agriculture in Hawaii, and are primarily interested in transportation discounts offered by the Hawaii Floriculture andNursery Association shall be qualified to be Allied members. Allied members do not qualify to vote on HFNA items or to run for Director or Executive Committee Board positions. Allied members do not have any full member benefits.

Election to Membership

Every applicant for membership shall file an application with the board of directors in such form as the board of directors may prescribe from time to time. Applicants shall be elected to membershipby the affirmative vote of a majority of the board of directors.

Voting Rights

Only Active Shipping HFNA Members shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members.

Membership Dues & Options

HFNA Active Shipping Membership | voting Rights

$200/Year

Associate Membership | non-voting

$25/Year

Allied Membership | non-voting

$350/Year

Student Membership | non-voting

$25/Year

Co-organization Membership (LICH, Etc.) | non-voting

$200/Year

Organization representative will receive informational updates to share with their members. (Fee will be waived if membership is reciprocal.)

Reinstatement Fee | non-voting

$50

For memberships cancelled within the last twelve months.

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) Options

**HFBF “Friend of Farmer”membership | Non-Voting

+$60/Year

HFBF “Friend of Farmer”membership | voting Rights

+90/Year

**HFBF membership (as well as HFNA) will determine which county you fall under according to the location area of Production / Nursery / Farm. A nominal county Farm Bureau dues ranging from $1 to $5 will be assessed to each member .