Diversified Agriculture

We have always been a strong partner for agriculture in Hawaii. Today, we are working with farmers and ranchers to transition 36,000 acres of former sugarcane land in Central Maui to a diverse patchwork of farms and pastures.

Current projects range from energy crops and food and orchard crops to grass-finished livestock operations. We are also working with the County of Maui to establish an agricultural park to provide additional lands for small-plot farmers on Maui.

Recent Diversified Agriculture Activities

Livestock pastures

A 4,000-acre expansion of pasture space for grass-fed beef ranching, a collaborative effort with Maui Cattle Company that will allow Maui ranchers to keep more beef in Hawaii to serve local markets

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Corn field in Maui

Feedstock

A 500-acre project including corn, sorghum, and soybeans to grow feedstock to be used at the Maui County Wailuku-Kahului wastewater treatment plant

Energy Crops

A 250-acre trial by TerViva to study the viability of cultivating Pongamia as an energy crop. Pongamia, a tree that grows high yield oilseeds, could become an important source of biofuel to support the state’s renewable energy goals. The project may expand up to 2,000 acres

We are committed to being good stewards of these lands and working with the county, state, and other partners in the community to make diversified agriculture on Maui a success.

Fauna representing sustainability