As part of our ongoing commitments to transparency and community support, Bayer Hawaii works to share information not only about what we do in the islands, but what others are doing in the community and in agriculture and healthcare, through video stories on HI Now and a bi-monthly KHVH radio program Sustaining Hawaii.


Sometimes they're a little light-hearted. Sometimes they're purely educational. Sometimes they dig into more serious, but critically important, issues. We hope you'll enjoy these episodes.



Bayer Hawaii’s work to support the communities where employees live and work



Hale Kau Kau feeds the hungry with compassion and aloha



Bayer Hawaii brings the knowledge of agriculture beyond the farm and into the classroom



Bayer Hawaii’s Tree Planting Efforts on Maui

Bayer Hawaii donates more than 300 vegetable seed packets to Institute for Human Services


March is National Kidney Month and here’s how you can get involved


Bayer Fund supports STEM education in Hawaii



Bayer Hawaii creates solutions for those in need



Health for all, hunger for none


Create Change with Bayer Hawaii


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Jenna Copley, a registered dietitian at the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, as well as Jennifer Oyer, founder of Community Impact Advisors, join host Rick Hamada.  


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On this edition of Sustaining Hawaii, presented by Bayer, Rick Hamada talks with Molokai Middle School science teacher Jennifer Ainoa and principal Kainoa Pali about their school being the recipient of a Bayer Hawaii Science Education Fund Grant...and what that provides to their students.




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Episode 50: FFA Waipahu Intermediate (Aired: 11-17-22)

On this edition of Sustaining Hawaii, host Rick Hamada talks with Ynez Gaborno and Nicholas Nishimura -- two 8th graders from Waipahu Intermediate School who, as participants in the Future Farmers of America, won a national championship during the recent competition in Indianapolis! Listen to their stories and find out more about the Future Farmers of America! 



Episode 49: Hawaii Foodbank (Aired: 11-2-22)

On this episode of Sustaining Hawaii, presented by Bayer, host Rick Hamada welcomes Hawaii Food Bank President and CEO Amy Marvin and Vice President and Chief Impact Officer Laura Kay. How can you help the Food Bank meet the needs of our community during the upcoming holidays?




Episode 48: Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Aired: 10-19-22)

On this edition of Sustaining Hawaii, presented by Bayer, host Rick Hamada marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month by welcoming Tomomi Arakawa, breast cancer survivor, to talk about the effect of this disease from a personal perspective and how it affects those around you.




Episode 47: Maui Nui Food Alliance's Food Summit (Aired: 10-5-22)

On this edition of Sustaining Hawaii, presented by Bayer, Rick Hamada speaks with several guests from Maui getting ready for the Maui Nui Food Alliance's Food Summit. Hear from Lauryn Rego -- founder of Project Locavore and the Eat Local Maui Challenge --, Alexis Kageyama -- Kamehameha Schools Maui Āina and Sustainability Engagement Instructor -- and Lauren Nelson -- Maui County Food Access Coordinator with the Maui Nui Food Alliance.



Episode 46: Bayer Hawaii Job Fair (Aired: 9-7-22)

On this episode of Sustaining Hawaii, Rick Hamada talks with Melanie Ichihara about opportunities with Bayer and an upcoming job fair. Then, we hear from Bronson Kahue-Burrows and Asia Blackwell of Bayer Hawaii about what it's like to work for Bayer in Hawaii.



Episode 45: ETD19 & Kauai Coffee (Aired: 8-17-22)

On this episode of Sustaining Hawaii, presented by Bayer, Rick Hamada talks with Fred Cowell, General Manager of Kauai Coffee Company, about the challenges of growing coffee and the technology his company uses to develop and sustain the best product. The show kicks off though with Denise Yamaguchi of the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation who fills us in on next week’s Eat Think Drink AgTech event.



Episode 44:  Maui Conservation (Aired: 8-3-22)

On this edition of Sustaining Hawaii, presented by Bayer, Rick Hamada focuses the conversation on the island of Maui and Bayer's agriculture conservation initiatives on the Valley Isle and more. Rick talks with Tim Trudel, Brian Hopper, Edgar Cordero, and Jacob Peterson about the projects they are working on today on Maui to get Hawaii to a sustainable agriculture future.



Episode 43: Chef Robynne Mai'i (aired 7-20-22)

On this edition of Sustaining Hawaii, presented by Bayer, Rick Hamada talks with James Beard Award-winning local chef Robynne Mai'i. Learn about Chef Mai'i's journey from the beginning to now, recently winning the 2022 James Beard Award for the Best Chef – Northwest and Pacific category.