HCIA Annual Meeting 2016

HCIA Annual Meeting 2016

HCIA Annual Meeting 2016

ALA MOANA HOTEL

/ May 26, 2016 /

A message from the President: 

Aloha Everyone,

Thank you for being part of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association's (HCIA) annual meeting and for investing the time to advance our industry. The concept for this year's meeting is "Our Stories, Our Voice". We have lined up a full day of information-packed sessions that underscore the importance of sharing these personal stories.

The seed crop industry currently leans on the precipice of change. With the recent shift from GMO to pesticide concerns, we find ourselves entangled in new discussions. The way the industry is portrayed can at times be disconcerting, but we must keep in mind that we are more that just companies; we are farmers, scientists, friends, and family.

Our industry begins with each and every employee. These stories are the foundation of our past, the heart of our present, and a testament ro our future. The blood, sweat, and tears that go into our work provide a better future- not only for ourselves - but for millions of people who depend on us for the most basic of human needs, to eat.

Mahalo for taking the time today to learn, share, and cultivate your story. I look forward to working together with each and every one of you in the future.

Sincerely,

Kirby Kester
HCIA President 2014-2016

 

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