oriGIn- May 2, 2012 Napa Valley Vintners

The Napa Valley Vintners joins the global alliance of geographical indications The Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn) is glad to announce that the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), the non-profit trade association representing 430 Napa Valley wineries, has joined its global network. Read the Press release at: http://www.origin-gi.com/images/stories/PDFs/English/OriGIn_publications/Press_releases/oriGIn_Press_Release_NVV.pdf Ida Puzone Project Manager –…

CBB Talk Story Notes of 04/24-KCFA

Please post all questions and replies to the Forum- Coffee Bean Borer. April 24, 2012 CTAHR Kainaliu- 3:30- 5 pm- about 60 people in attendance CBB Talk Story w/Bob Smith, Andrea Kawabata, and Suzanne Shriner Smith says need for working entomologist now.  Email [email protected] Kawabata said HDOA has PT data-gathering position listed.  Good for college students…

OriGIn Report April 2012

From OriGIn TO:  KCFA Dear Members, oriGIn, Insight Consulting and REDD are glad to announce that the Consortium they established has been awarded a contract by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market and Services, for a study on Geographical Indication (GI) protection for non-agricultural products in the European Union (EU): http://www.origin-gi.com/images/stories/PDFs/English/OriGIn_publications/Press_releases/Press_Release_NON_Agri_GI_EN.pdf Kind regards,…

Kona Coffee Blossom Banquet

We want you to  join us!  Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 5-9pm at the King Kamehameha Beach Hotel Cocktails (no-host) from 5 pm Registration/Social Time Silent Auction begins Welcome Remarks Sumptuous Hawaiian Buffet Dinner at 6:30 pm Silent Auction ends at 7 pm and Live Auction begins Tickets $45 each (inclusive) Fun for Everyone! go to…

CBB “Combat” Supplies

Updated 04/06/12 go to KCFA Store and get yours! sold out Eco-Spreader Gallons: 20 on hand — KCFA Members:  $106.85          Nonmembers: $108.65 Mycotrol-O quarts: 60 on hand— KCFA Members:  $79            Nonmembers:  $81.00 Mahalo

April 2012 – The Independent Voice

Message from President Cecelia B Smith It’s a date! Gather your shekels and come to THE Annual Fundraiser of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association held Saturday, April 28, 5-9 pm at the beautifully renovated King Kamehameha Beach Hotel. The Kona Coffee Blossom Banquet is a time to chat with fellow farmers and other supporters, enjoy…

HB280 – Letter to The Honorable Clarence K. Nishihara, Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee

E-MAILED—ORIGINAL TO FOLLOW March 17, 2012 The Honorable Clarence K. Nishihara       Kona Coffee Farmers Association Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee                                   Legislative Committee State Capitol, Room 204                        P.O Box 5436 Kailua-Kona, HI 96745 415 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Dear Senator Nishihara: RE:  HB280, HD1/SD1 (Relating to Agriculture) Thank you, for including us in the meeting yesterday…