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The 2009 Kona Coffee Farmers Association Expo will be held Friday, January 30th from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Makaeo Pavilion at the Old Kona Airport, Kailua Kona. Admission is free.

In addition to a selection of vendors that will be on display, a number of speakers will give short talks on a variety of coffee-related subjects.

Tentative lineup, as of Jan. 20:

10:30 to 10:50 Chuck Moss, Grainpro green/parchment hermetic storage bag systems
11:00 to 11:20 Elsie Burbano, Twig Borer update
11:30 to 11:50 Dr. Soojin Jun, Identifying coffee markers
12:00 to 12:20 Andrew Hetzel, Importance of objective coffee cupping
12:30 to 12:50 Bob Smith, Coffee pruning practices
1:00 to 1:20 HOFA, Transitioning to Organic Farming
1:30 to 1:50 Robert Barnes, Organic Fertilizing practices
2:00 to 2:20 Cynthia Brocksen, Coffee Marketing Techniques

For more information, visit the Kona Coffee Farmers Association website or call 808-329-4035.