Commitment to community
As sugar and pineapple decline as primary products, seed research and production keeps thousands of acres of land in farming.Learn about our work in sustaining Hawai‘i agriculture
Corteva annually contributes tens of thousands of dollars, and many hours of employee volunteer time to local community organizations and causes.See our community spirit in action
Corteva Agriscience’s sunflower tours debut Thursday, July 11, and continue daily through Saturday, July 20, at the Waialua farm.
• Weekday tours run from 12 to 2 p.m.
• weekend tours run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• No reservations are required.
• Parking is $5 and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Waialua High School and the Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua.
When visiting the farm, all guests are encouraged to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, long pants and closed-toe shoes. Anyone allergic to bees should come prepared with medicine (e.g., EpiPen) to treat an allergic reaction.
This year celebrates 20 years at the Waialua Parent Seed location. Sunflowers are just one of the crops that Corteva grows on its farm. The Waialua farm is also home to approximately 400 acres of locally grown food, which can be found in local markets and grocery stores. Helping the local farmers that grow these crops is critical to reaching the state’s goal to double local food production by 2020.
Tours in 2017 brought in 21,000 people over 12 days and raised more than $52,000 for area non-profits. Corteva has been working collaboratively with a local farmer for more than a decade to plant and grow sunflowers in Waialua. Each sunflower produces about half a cup of cooking oil and, once harvested, the seeds are prized for their high oil content.
For an exclusive peek of the sunflowers during golden hour, Corteva is hosting a special “Sunset with the Sunflowers” event on Tuesday, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event costs $15 per person and proceeds benefit Waialua Elementary School.
67-172 Farrington Hwy.
Waialua, HI 96791