Listen to our ‘Sustaining Hawaii’ Radio Series
Bayer Hawaii is excited to share our new monthly radio program – Sustaining Hawaii.
Today’s global agriculture industry is facing many challenges. Climate change, labor shortage, water stresses and pest control are just a few of these challenges that are affecting us here in Hawaii. For the next 12 months, KHVH host Rick Hamada will sit down with local farmers and industry leaders to take a closer look at Hawaii’s farming industry while covering a wide range of topics, from invasive species to technology.
Listen to our episodes below:
Michelle Starke, Science and Environmental Outreach Lead at Bayer Hawaii and Scott Schroeder, Head of School at Sacred Hearts Academy, sat down with Rick to discuss the importance of STEM education and how these skills are essential in meeting the changing needs of today’s agriculture industry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are approximately 60,000 job openings in agriculture annually, and only 35,000 graduates to fill them. So what are we doing here in Hawaii to support education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math? You can listen to the episode by clicking below.
Brian Miyamoto and Megan Kono of the Hawaii Farm Bureau (HFB) discuss what the Farm Bureau is doing to grow Hawaii’s Ag industry through positive initiatives like AG Day at the Capitol, Hawaii Farmers Markets and the Farm Fair. Miyamoto, who is the Executive Director of HFB also discussed some of the challenges Hawaii Agriculture faces. “We are trying to grow our industry. We’ve got about an 11 day supply of food, so if there are any interruptions to our ports of entry we’ve got some real challenges ahead,” said Miyamoto. You can listen to the episode by clicking below.
Dean Okimoto, Chairman of the Hawaii Ag Foundation, and Kamiya Papaya’s Joni and Michael Kamiya sat down with Rick Hamada for our March episode. The three discussed the challenges Hawaii farmers face like climate change, labor concerns, regulatory issues and the loss of valuable tools in the farmer toolbox. Learn more about the Hawaii Ag Foundation and the history behind the Kamiya Papaya! It’s a thought-provoking discussion; it’s Sustaining Hawaii.
You can listen to the episode by clicking below.
Sustaining Hawaii airs from 9-10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month on News Radio 830 KHVH.