May 24, 2019
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Author Archives: Cecelia B. Smith

May 2019 – The Independent Voice

Open Letter to the Governor, Coffee Leaf Rust, PBARC Staffers Certified to Q-Grade, Coffee Butter, Kamehameha Schools Cesspool Inspections, Coffee Donations Needed, Update Your Farmer Listing on the Website, New Tee Shirts for KCFA, Food Safety: Where Do You Stand?, Marketing Tactics, Post a Classified Ad on KCFA Website, Beyond Pesticides & AOPA Meetings Report and Recipe: Mango Chutney Read More »

03/24/2019 Letter to the Governor

March 24, 2019 To: Governor David Y. Ige c/o Cindy McMillan, Communications Director Dear Governor Ige: I am a coffee farmer in the North Kona District of Hawaii County.  I have publicly supported your two campaigns for governor. I am writing to express concern that with regard to HB144 your administration’s Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has sided with the ... Read More »

Friday, May 3, 2019 Selecting Shoots Workshop

Choose  New Growth for Future Productive Yields WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2019 -Starts promptly at 9 am Come early to sign in! WHERE: Bob Nelson’s Lehuula Farms- (79-7350 Mamalahoa Hwy) Makai of the Kona Joe sign, drive down and parking is available on the right. WHY: How to Choose the Correct new Shoots to insure a healthy and bountiful future crop. There is a ... Read More »

April 2019 The Independent Voice

Editorial – the Kona Coffee Lawsuit, Blockchain Based Marketplace for Coffee, Time to Consider Spraying for CBB, Legislative Update, 2019 EXPO Wrap Up, Drones for Detecting Coffee Rust Disease, Coffee – The Revolutionary Beverage, You are Invited to KCFA Board Meetings, DoA Funds available for Food Safety Modernization, Export Contracts Seminar, Coffee on Toast for Breakfast? and Salute to Business Member, RHS Distillery Read More »

EXPO is coming!

HDOA CBB Subsidy information, Talk to a Farmer, KCFA current Legislation, KCFA Merchandise, 100% Kona Coffee being sold by our Farmer members etc. etc. and these organizations, Hawaii Community Fed Credit Union, Big Island Invasive Species Committee, West Hawaii Community Health Center, Tallus Capital Advisors, UH-CTHAR Extension Cooperative, West Hawaii Small Business Development Center, Hawaii State Dept of Health, West Hawaii Master Gardener Association, USDA Natural Resources Conversation Services, Norwex, Pacific Blue Catchment, USDA Farm Services Agency, ASHE Industries LLC (coffee roasters), Complete Art Service Hawaii, The Ant Lab, The Kohala Center, Pacific Coffee Research, Kona Soil & Water Conservation District, Nutrien Ag Solutions ,etc. Read More »

March 2019 – The Independent Voice

Kona Coffee Lawsuit Filed, Membership Dues, Legislative Update, 2019 EXPO, Come to the KCFA Board Meetings, Evolution of Kona Coffee, Boki’s Beans, Marketing Class for Web Commerce, Salute to Business Member, Ashe Industries, LLC, Girls Day -March 3, RECIPE: Kona Coffee Bars Read More »

February 2019 – The Independent Voice

2019 KCFA Board of Directors, 2018 Treasurer’s Report, Coffee Berry Borer Workshop, Researchers Warn of Coffee Fraud, T-Shirt Design Contest, CBB Subsidy Program, Kona Coffee at Women’s March, Protecting & Promoting Kona Coffee Nationally,All About Coffee Freshness, RECIPE: Banana Coffee Muffins with Cacao Nibs Read More »

By Law Amendment Vote- Annual Meeting 2019

Bylaw change 2019. This is a key decision for our membership. The amendment was accepted by the majority of Board Members and we are taking the step of providing you with the pro vs con discussion in order to vote on Sunday , January 27, 2019.  The current Bylaws (login first to view here) state: Article V.3.  Board members shall not hold ... Read More »