Sunflowers in the News
Thanks to a turnout of more than 21,000 people over 12 days to view the sunflowers on Pioneer DuPont’s Wailua Farm, area nonprofit organizations raised more than $52,000 by facilitating parking and selling t-shirts, water and snacks. GoPro also donated six GoPro HERO6 cameras to the media program at Waialua High School.
The thousands of dollars raised in Nov. 2017 will benefit Waialua Elementary, Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council, GoFarm Hawaii, Waialua Little League, Waialua High School softball team, and the Waialua Pop Warner Bullpups Football.
The tours at the DuPont Pioneer farm in Waialua took place between Wednesday, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 20. Tours in 2016 attracted 4,000 people and raised more than $9,000 for community nonprofits. The sunflower fields have since been plowed to make way for a new round of corn crops.
DuPont Pioneer's 2017 sunflower tours garnered news coverage on television and in print. Check out some highlights here: