2010 KEDB Agriculture Conference

“Profitability in Agriculture”
Friday, August 6, 2010
8:00am-3:30pm — Conference
3:30pm-5:30pm — Pau Hana Networking Reception

Kauai Economic Development Board is pleased to present the 2010 Agriculture Conference on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Kaua`i Beach Resort.  The event theme is “Profitability in Agriculture”, featuring some of today’s top local, state and national leaders in the agriculture sector who will explore the challenges, solutions and opportunities to create a long-term, healthy, and profitable agriculture industry on Kaua`i.  Please join us for what promises to be an informative and dynamic Conference!

If you are a farmer, rancher, horticulturalist, or if you’re in the education, government/policy, business community or the greater community, we welcome you to attend the event.  Scholarships available on a first-come-first-served basis for educators and students in an agriculture curriculum, and also for senior citizens (age 60 and older).

$30/person for members of Kaua`i County Farm Bureau and Hawai`i Farm Bureau Federation chapters
$35/person for non-members

Scholarships available on a first-come-first-served basis for educators and students in an agriculture curriculum, and also for senior citizens ages 60 and older.  Please contact Susan Tai at KEDB to inquire.

Please register online with Visa or MC at https://www.acteva.com/go/KEDB or complete this Registration Form and mail it in with a check (made payable to Kauai Economic Development Board) to: Susan Tai, KEDB, 4290 Rice Street, Līhu`e, HI 96766.  We must receive your registration form with full payment by Thursday, August 5, 2010 to reserve your space (ALL NO-SHOWS WILL BE BILLED).  Walk-ins are welcome, but space may be limited.  So register now to save your space!

Please click on the most updated Conference Agenda for details on the panel topics, speakers, and discussion questions.

Exhibitor Table Space:
Each Exhibitor space is $50 per 6-foot table, and will be reserved on a first-RECEIVED-first-CONFIRMED basis.  There is a limited number of tables available, so please submit your registration ASAP.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Please help sponsor the 2010 Agriculture Conference by becoming a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Associate Sponsor.  You can also sponsor the breakfast and/or luncheon keynote sessions, any of the four panel sessions, the coffee/break service, or the Pau Hana Networking Reception after the Conference.

Mahalo to our sponsors and supporters working together with KEDB to make a successful event to promote a healthy agriculture sector.

     Platinum Sponsors ($3000):
     Pioneer Hi-Bred International

     Gold Sponsors ($2000):
     A&B Foundation
     BEI Hawai`i
     Syngenta Hawai`i
     Wai Engineering

     Silver Sponsors ($1000):
     American Machinery
     BASF Plant Science
     Dow AgroSciences
     Grove Farm Company
     Kaua`i County Farm Bureau (Also Sponsors for Conference Scholarships)
     Monsanto Hawai`i

     Luncheon Keynote Session ($1000):
     Syngenta Hawai`i

     Media Sponsorship ($750):
     American Culinary Federation – Kaua`i Chapter

     Panel Sponsors ($500):
     Grove Farm Company (Sponsoring the Land & Water Panel Session)

     Associate Sponsors ($500):
     County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
     Hawai`i Hotel & Lodging Association – Kaua`i Chapter
     Kaua`i Coffee
     Kaua`i Community College
     Pacific Service & Development Corp. (PS&D)

In-Kind Sponsors:
FM97 Radio
Growing Greens Nursery (Providing Conference Table Centerpieces)
Kaua`i Coffee
Kauai Beach Resort

Non-Profit Affiliate Sponsors:
Big Island Association of Nurserymen (BIAN)
Hawai`i Export Nursery Association (HENA)
Hawai`i Floriculture and Nursery Association (HFNA)
Hawai`i Small Business Development Center – Kaua`i Office
Kauai Chamber of Commerce