August 21, 2018
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DBEDT Business Development and Support Division Workshop

Attend the 2018 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar! Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2018 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. The HiSTEP program has three key components that ... Read More »

Coffeetalk: Small Farm Processing

Coffee Equipment and Coffee Culture from Costa Rica Monday-October 30, 2017  4 pm at CTAHR Join Roberto Bendig of Bendig Manufacturing (Maquinera) on Monday at 4pm for a presentation on small farm processing.   For over 50 years, the Bendig name has been a pioneer in the coffee equipment business. He will have slides on everything from wet milling to ... Read More »

Update-Roasting Workshop- Filling fast

4/5/2017 UPDATE: Now scheduling for the 1-3:30 and 4-5:30 classes on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (First two are full.) To secure a spot, please send your RSVPs to: or Read More »

Pruning Workshop 2017

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017 WHERE: Bob Nelson’s Farm (turn makai at the Kona Joe’s sign in Kainaliu. Drive down and park in big empty lot on right. Farm is just across.) WHY: Proper Pruning Techniques,Soil Sampling etc. KCFA will be hosting the annual pruning workshop on Saturday 2/11.  Kona farmers Bob Nelson and Bob Smith will be presenting on ... Read More »

CTAHR presents HDOA’s Apiary Program: Beginning Beekeeping, Honey Bee Biology, Honey Bee Health…

*Beginning Beekeeping & Honey Bee Biology click to see complete info>> KONA Beginning beekeeing class, October 18, 2016 When: Tuesday, October 18, 5-8 pm (PowerPoint lecture) *Honey Bee Health: Pests & Diseases click to see complete info >> KONA Bee health class, October 19, 2016-1 When: Wednesday, October 19, 8:30 am- 12 noon (PowerPoint lecture) *Hands-on Apiary Session for all When: Wednesday, ... Read More »

May 3, 2016 Vertical/Shoot Selection Workshop with photos

click on photo to enlarge… KCFA held its popular annual Vertical/Shoot Selection Coffee Talk workshop at Bob Nelson’s well maintained farm in Kainaliu.  Bob Smith and Bob Nelson gave their expertise to a group of about 30 interested farmers.   Also, Cheresa Coles and John Quinn,  Research Statisticians with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) spoke on the importance ... Read More »

Tuesday- May 3- Coffee Talk: Vertical/Shoot Selection Workshop

KCFA presents Coffee Talk — VERTICAL SELECTION Workshop WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (9:00-11:00 am) WHERE:  Bob Nelson & Bob Smith at Bob Nelsons’ Farm located makai of the Kona Joe sign in Kainaliu, along Mamalahoa Highway. Drive down; parking available. WHY: Choose the right vertical/shoots from among the new growth following the pruning completed a few months ago. Select vigorous shoots to ... Read More »

Friday- Pruning Workshop and CTAHR’s workshops

Kona Coffee Farmers Association presents: Coffee Talk- Pruning Workshop! When:     This Friday, January 22, 2016 Registration begins at 8:30.    Class to start promptly at 9 am! Where:    Bob Nelson’s Farm- makai of Kona Joe sign in Kainaliu, along Mamalahoa Highway Why:       Make Good Choices by learning Correct Techniques Class will be less than 2 hours. Please arrive early ... Read More »

Upcoming Coffee Workshops

KCFA Presents: Coffee Talk-  Pruning Workshop: Making Good Choices by Learning Correct Techniques Bob Smith and Bob Nelson will again offer their popular annual KCFA Pruning Workshop at Bob Nelson’s farm in Kainaliu. Suitable for newbies and as a refresher for all! WHEN: January 22, 2016- Friday 9 am  WHY: Learn the value of Pruning correctly and how it impacts future growth and the future crop of your ... Read More »