Impact of biotechnology contest will send five farmers to Hawaii
The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, in cooperation with the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, is sponsoring “Views from the Farm,” a contest inviting farmers to share their stories of the impact biotechnology has had on their agricultural viability. Submissions will be published in a “Views from the Farm” booklet that will be used to engage the public on the importance of biotechnology in different areas of farming.
Submissions must be 1,000 words or less, and recommended topics to highlight include: reduced pesticide use; increased yield; enhanced environmental stewardship (land, energy and water); and improved economic sustainability (lower production costs). The submission deadline is Nov. 30, 2012.
Five winners will receive a one-week, all expenses paid trip to Hawaii for two in February 2013 and will be asked to share their personal stories to business leaders, lawmakers and the media during their visit.
To submit your story, visit http://www.hciaonline.com/why-biotech/farmers/. For more information, please contact Alicia Maluafiti, executive director of HCIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-224-3648.