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December 02, 2013

Ulupono Initiative Brings Grass-Fed Dairy to Kauai with the Formation of Hawaii Dairy Farms

As part of its mission to increase local food production, Ulupono Initiative is investing $17.5 million to form Hawaii Dairy Farms, a grass-fed dairy that will be located on Kauai. Based on the New Zealand pastoral dairy model that uses grass as the primary feed source, this dairy will bring together suppliers with best-in-class capabilities to create an operation that will infuse more local, fresh milk into Hawaii’s dairy supply.  The building permit applications have been filed and construction is anticipated to start in 2014.


July 02, 2013

Ulupono Initiative Invests $175,000 in Volta Industries

Ulupono Initiative has invested $175,000 in Volta Industries to help expand its Hawaii network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This investment will help Volta more than double its current network in Hawaii with 15 new free-to­‐use charging stations planned for 2013 statewide. To date, Volta and its sponsors have given away more than 120,000 miles of free charging to Hawaii EV drivers.


March 27, 2013

Local Food Coalition Works with Diverse Partners to Grow Hawaii's Local Food System

The Local Food Coalition (LFC) brings together farmers, ranchers, livestock producers, investors, food manufacturers and other leading organizations, who collectively manage more than 1 million acres of land, and produce the majority of food in our state.  Solving our challenge of increasing the local food supply — putting more local food on local plates — can best be accomplished by bringing people and organizations together who can work on the entire food value chain in a systematic way.


November 20, 2012

Hawaii Beef Producers Join Parker Ranch And Ulupono Initiative In Joint Development Agreement For Large-Scale Grass-Fed Beef Trials

Hawaii Beef Producers has joined Parker Ranch and Ulupono Initiative in an agreement to jointly fund pre-commercial trials for irrigated finish pasture beef production on the Big Island of Hawaii. The irrigated trials will be run on 70 acres of pasture next to the Hawaii Beef Producers processing facility on the Hamakua Coast and involve just under 100 head of cattle. The trials will be completed by May 2013.