December 15, 2015 – Board Meeting Minutes

KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, December 15, 2015 CTAHR Conference Room, Kainaliu Board Members Present:  Tom Butler, Anita Kelleher, Bruce Corker, Kurt Schweickhard,  Chris Coleman, Randy Phillips, Judy Schuman, Allan Wang. 100% Kona Coffee provided by Bruce Corker Coffee for February 16. 2016 Meeting:  Allan Wang Call to Order at 3:00 pm by…

Pruning Workshop Handout

Pruning Coffee – Bob Smith and Bob Nelson www.KonaCoffeeFarmers.org Friday-January 22, 2016 “COFFEE TALK” Presentation 9am WHY:  Coffee trees require yearly pruning to remove unproductive branches and to make space for new vigorous growth.  Coffee verticals have a growth cycle of 3 years.  Maximum production is achieved the 3rd year. Growth thereafter is on a…

December 2015 – The Independent Voice

Message from President Tom, The Heritage Committee Report,Dealing with Dengue Fever, Legislative Update, “Why Should I Join The KCFA?”, Unlicensed Farm Contractor Barred, Agritourism for Small Farm Operations, Coffee Fixes Liver Damage, CBB Research Update, Hawaiian Airlines serving “Kona Coffee”?, How Coffee became a Carcinogen…

Lee Sugai’s FSA Advisory Committee Candidacy

To: KCFA Members From:  KCFA Board of Directors   Re: USDA/Farm Service Agency Advisory Committee Election   At the KCFA Board meeting on November 17, Lee Sugai (Kona coffee farmer and KCFA member) requested our support for his candidacy for the USDA’s Hawaii County Farm Service Agency’s advisory committee. This committee provides producer input on…

Bilingual Dengue Meeting Friday at 6 pm

Espanol Reunión informativa en relación del dengue En la isla grande de Hawaii Comunidad Latina de Hawaii junto con el departamento de salud, llevaremos a cabo una reunión comunitaria en Español y Inges, con el fin de alcanzar a nuestra comunidad de trabajadores acricolas que son mas expuesta al dengue. La información y el reunion…

November 17, 2015 – Board Meeting Minutes

KONA COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, November 17, 2015 CTAHR Conference Room, Kainaliu Board Members Present:  Tom Butler, Anita Kelleher, Bruce Corker, Kurt Schweickhard, Colehour Bondera, Chris Coleman, Judy Schuman, Suzanne Shriner, Cea Smith, Allan Wang. 100% Kona Coffee provided by Tom Butler.  Thank you, Tom. Coffee next month:  Bruce Corker Call to Order…