2017 Annual Meeting: May 7-10

Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay

The AAGIWA 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The Big Island is the heart of Hawaii’s breadbasket.  They grow and process the bulk of the state’s agricultural products.  The Annual Meeting will focus on and address important industry issues in grain inspection and will feature key industry professionals on the speaker program.  The meeting will also explore the agriculture industry in Hawaii with group trips to the Greenwell Coffee Farm, to learn about the inspection and weighing process of Kona Coffee beans, and NELHA, the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, home to the Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park. 

Meeting Details


Members/early*   $385 (rate increases by $50 after April 7) | Spouses/guests   $200

Hotel: Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay | 78-128 Ehukai Street | Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 | Reservations:  $175/night

>> Call 1-844-235-6796 for reservations -- ask for the AAGIWA 2017 Annual Conference Group

Tentative Program

Sunday, May 7

  • Board Meeting
  • Welcome Reception

Monday, May 8               

  • Breakfast & Presentations
  • Big Island Ag Tour
  • Sheraton Kona Haleo Luau

Tuesday, May 9               

  • Business Session
  • Industry Presentations
  • Reception & Banquet                      

Wednesday, May 10               

  • Board Meeting

The AAGIWA meeting will be held at the same location as the 2015 meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and the program draws upon many of the topics covered at the NASDA meeting.  AAGIWA appreciates the help of the NASDA staff in sharing input on meeting plans and topics.

Sheraton Kona Vacation Services

Vacation Services Coordinators at Sheraton Kona are the “go-to” resource when planning your stay on Hawaii Island. They will share their knowledge of the best places to visit, local restaurants to try and unique cultural experiences not to be missed.

Vendor Information

AAGIWA is pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Annual Meeting.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain visibility for your company while also supporting AAGIWA.  Help us make this meeting a success while enhancing your company's corporate image! Tables for vendor displays will again be available at the Annual Meeting.  The full exhibitor information packet is available for download here