April 19, 2015
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KCFA Membership

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association’s goals are to help all of our member farmers succeed in their farming business and enjoy participating in an organization that represents their interests.

As of 4/17/2015, we proudly have 365 members!

  • 285 are Farmers
  • 35 are Associates
  • 45 are Supporting Businesses

We actively encourage 100% Kona Coffee Farmers and supporters of 100% Kona Coffee to join our organization and enjoy the wealth of information we offer.

When we testify before the legislature:  our membership numbers create our strength.

When we ask for CBB assistance from the Department of Ag or other government agencies:  our membership numbers create our strength.

 When we contract with wholesalers to buy direct the chemicals we need to fight the CBB:  our participating members are our strength to lower the price.

 When we share our farming experience:  our individual members are our strength.

We will accept as voting members all Kona coffee farmers who subscribe to the KCFA’s Mission and its Goals, Objectives and Policies. We offer non-voting membership to those who support the promotion and protection of 100% Kona coffee and support the KCFA’s Mission and its Goals, Objectives and Policies

Join today for an Annual Membership.
As of 12/01/13 all Member renewals are sent automatically, so be sure to read your KCFA emails and don’t miss out.

To join: Fill out Membership application here

To renew YOU must Login here: http://www.konacoffeefarmers.org/welcome-kcfa-member/ with your username and password OR Renewing Members can Send a Check to Membership, KCFA, P O Box 5436, Kailua Kona, HI 96745

Purpose

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association was founded in 2006 to protect and promote 100% Kona coffee, and to support and provide an independent voice to the farmers who grow Kona coffee.

Farmer Based

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is a farmer-based organization whose primary purposes are to support fellow Kona coffee farmers and to promote 100% Kona coffee.

Member Inputs are Important

The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is a member driven organization which encourages member input at all times. Contact any of the Kona Coffee Farmers Board of Directors members and voice your concern. If agreed by the Committee Chair, your concern will be brought up at the next Board of Directors Monthly Business Meeting.

(Board Member Duties and Responsibilities may be viewed here)

Only farmers are allowed voting privileges in KCFA elections. Proxy votes are not allowed. Only farmers can be elected to the KCFA Board of Directors.

Memberships need to be renewed annually. Automatic renewals will be sent via email on your “anniversary” date. You may join at anytime.

The KCFA sponsors and participates in many promotional events to promote 100% Kona Coffee. Some of these are the Kona Chocolate Festival, the Kona Brewers Festival, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival etc.


 Membership

We offer 3 regular membership opportunities and a Lifetime Membership

Voting Membership: $25/year 
  • Any coffee farmer who owns or leases land in South Kona or North Kona, and who receives the majority of his or her coffee-related income from the sale of coffee grown on that farm is eligible. A voting member must agree to support the KCFA’s Mission/Objectives 
  • Every voting member is invited to attend all meetings and events.
  • Every voting member must be 18 or more years old.
  • Only full voting members may be elected to serve on the Board of Directors.
  • No proxy votes, you must be present to vote

Associate Membership: $20/year

  • Any individual who supports 100% Kona coffee and the KCFA’s Mission /Objectives. 
  • An Associate member may be located in any region of the world, and is invited to participate in all meetings and events of the KCFA.
  • Associate members may not vote or serve on the Board of Directors.

Supporting Business Membership: $30/year

  • Any business or organization that supports 100% Kona coffee and the KCFA’s Mission/Objectives.
  • A Supporting Business Member may be located in any region of the world, and is invited to participate in all general meeting and events of the KCFA.
  • A Supporting Business Member may not vote or serve on the Board of Directors..
  • Entitled to a Listing on the Supporting Business Page with a quick link to your business and a 50 character “tag line” to say something about yourself.
  • Entitled to use the Supporting Business Membership Seal Guaranteeing 100% Kona

Lifetime Membership: $750

Voting, Associate, and Supporting Business Members may choose to pay a one-time fee for a Lifetime Membership.


The Benefits of being a Kona Coffee Farmers Association Member For All Members are:

  • Receive monthly newsletter “The Independent Voice” with pertinent information, opinions, recipes and events
  • All KCFA emails to keep up with the latest 100% Kona Coffee news
  • Member only section w/Meeting Minutes, Best Practice workshop notes etc.
  • Free Classifieds with up to 500 Characters- to SELL or to BUY

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Farmer Members get in addition to the above:

  • Free Listing on BUY DIRECT FROM FARMER page to sell your Coffee Directly to the Public
  • Use of 100% Kona Seals for Coffee bags
  • By having the only Vote, Farmer members may help plan and guide the direction of the Association

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Associate Members

  • Special KCFA Seal to use on their 100% Kona Coffee
  • The satisfaction of supporting 100% Kona Coffee farmers

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Supporting Business Members

  • Business Member Seal
  • Free Listing on Supporting Business Member page  w/your logo which will also randomly float at the bottom of the KCFA’s Home Page
  • Free table to promote your Business at the popular annual EXPO

Please note: All Member applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Do Not Delay! Join Today!   If you want to apply to become a member, fill out the membership form and send via the link at the bottom of the page. You’ll hear from us soon. Thanks.
         We are all volunteers and we really appreciate your help:)

Mahalo
 

8 comments

  1. Renewed membership.

    We have added our website, however it is not connecting, shows unavailable.

    Can you please give directions to correct this for KCFA directory.

    Thanks.

  2. Hi Mary Lou/Cea,

    We renewed our membership few minutes ago and paid by credit card. There was a message that says ” There is a processing error” and when we check, our membership says “pending”. Is our renewal invalid? Pls confirm as we would like to continue or membership with KFCA.

    Joe Butterweck
    Makalei Estate Coffee
    808-990-7663

  3. What happened to the online store with logo items & burlap coffee bags?

  4. Ah, I see the store at the top

  5. How do I connect to the application for Botaniguard? I can’t find it.

    • The number one rule, is you have to have attended a KCFA Refresher Workshop on the use of B.bassiana.(If you have attended a Refresher Workshop one time, you continue to be eligible for the KCFA program. If you are a KCFA Member- you need to Log In and then you will see the BB Grant Voucher on your welcome page. If you are a non-member and want to get a non-Member Grant Voucher- look for the tabs on the right upper side of the Home page and select the POPULAR tab. aloha

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