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General Membership & Board Meeting/Luncheon
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM HST
Category: Membership

11:30a - 1p
Cost: $25
Registration for this event includes 3-course lunch

Agenda Highlights:

Legislative Update by Lauren Zirbel, HFIA Executive Director

Guest Presentation by Mathieu van de Sande, PlantLab
Mathieu van de Sande oversees New Business Development for PlantLab a Netherlands based organization. PlantLab develops and operates custom-built indoor farms at commercial scale worldwide with a focus on delivering the freshest produce to its customers.

Mathieu is following the footsteps of his father and grandfather who were both farmers beginning with field crops and later transitioning to greenhouse production. Mathieu studied horticulture in the Netherlands before returning to the U.S. where he was involved with the family business for over a decade. In 2012 Mathieu began a new career in completely enclosed agriculture.

Mathieu will also provide insight into the state's progress towards Governor Ige's ambitious Sustainable Hawaii Initiative includes efforts to double Hawaii's local food production by 2020. 

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