Monsanto Hawaii supports Agriculture and Farming at the 55th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair

On July 15 and 16, Monsanto Hawaii employees joined fellow local farmers at the 55th Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch to educate the community about Hawaii’s agriculture and farming industry. More than 10,000 fairgoers of all ages came out to enjoy a fun weekend of festive entertainment, educational demonstrations, fun-filled on-stage contests like watermelon eating, corn husking and chili pepper eating, in addition to kiddie rides and mouth-watering food.

Monsanto Hawaii has been sponsoring the Hawaii State Farm Fair for the past 8 years, and this year, more than a dozen employees volunteered their time by handing out 1,500 Monsanto Hawaii grown sweet pepper plants as well as educating fairgoers about the importance of beneficial insects and their role in sustainable agriculture.

“It is important for us at Monsanto Hawaii to support local farmers as well as educate the community about Hawaii’s agriculture and farming industry and the importance of buying local,” said Dan Clegg, Hawaii business operations lead at Monsanto. “It is an honor to be a part of the Hawaii State Farm Fair and we hope to continue this partnership for years to come.”

The annual Hawaii State Farm Fair is organized and sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, Hawaii State 4-H Livestock Council, and many other community organizations and businesses.

Since 2010, Monsanto Hawaii and its employees have donated more than $300,000 to various community organizations and approximately 7,000 volunteer hours over the past year for various causes including health and human services, disaster relief, historic preservation, education and environmental protection.

To learn more about Monsanto Hawaii’s commitment to education and the community, visit http://www.monsantohawaii.com/about-monsanto-hawaii/our-commitments/community/