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This is How We Farm: Our Fallow Land

One of life’s most fundamental necessities is sleep. The primary purpose of sleep is to allow the body and mind to recharge, while also helping the body to remain healthy and fight off diseases.  Much like us humans, the land on which we farm also requires rejuvenation, or a period of rest. We refer to [...]

Wahine 2 Wahine Handcraft Letters of Inspiration

Together as a community, we continue to do our part to keep each other safe, even if it means having to socially distance ourselves from our loved ones. And as a community that thrives on togetherness, this time can be especially challenging for those living with serious illness.

This Is How We Farm

Every farmer has a story, and every farm is unique. Bayer’s story is one that spans more than 50 years as one of the largest contributors to Hawaii’s agriculture industry, with farms on Oahu, Maui and Molokai.

Bayer Hawaii Lends Support to 2020 STEM Drive

Bayer Hawaii is committed to fostering the next generation of innovators and farmers by supporting education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We were recently a proud sponsor of the Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) 2020 STEM Drive. The effort raised $60,000, which will go towards advancing MEDB’s STEM programs from […]

Bayer takes steps to make carbon sequestration a farmer’s newest crop opportunity

Agriculture may now have another solution to positively impact climate change thanks to a new initiative launched by Bayer. Beginning this month, Bayer will start rewarding farmers in Brazil and the U.S. for generating carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices – such as no-till farming and the use of cover crops – designed to help […]

Enter for your chance to win a free Monarch Butterfly Kit

**Update: Congratulations to the first winners of the #BayerHawaii #MonarchButterflySweepstakes. We loved the entries so much we’ve decided to give a Monarch Butterfly kit to all entries submitted between June 1-5! If you submitted an entry, we’ll be in touch soon. Congratulations!

Bayer Hawaii 3D Prints Ventilator Parts

The number of available ventilators in hospitals plays a crucial role in saving lives and in maximizing the preparedness of Hawaii’s healthcare system in the fight against COVID-19.

Bayer Hawaii lends support to ‘Farm to Hospital’ program

Five #BayerHawaii employees joined a dozen volunteers from Hawaii’s agricultural community on Monday, May 18 to bag and box more than 20,000 pounds of produce. It was part of the ‘Farm to Hospital’ program, created to help Oahu farmers and healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Bayer Hawaii offers relief during COVID-19

For more than 50 years, Bayer has remained committed to supporting numerous community organizations and initiatives that help to improve the lives of Hawaii’s families and farmers. And for the past month, these efforts have been amplified.

We’re Hiring

No matter what your professional interests are or which stage of your career you’re currently in, Bayer offers an exciting range of careers at the forefront of scientific and agricultural innovation.

Spring 2020 Newsletter

The latest edition of our Hawaii community newsletter is now available. Due to the coronavirus situation, we are not mailing printed copies at this time. Instead, we hope you’ll enjoy this digital version which offers news stories about what we’ve been up to on the farm and in the community. Click HERE to download or […]

Health for all, hunger for none – the vision for Bayer

At our Annual General Meeting, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann had the opportunity to speak about Bayer’s vision “Health for all, hunger for none” for the first time in public. Below he shares some of his thoughts on this with an even larger audience. COVID-19 has shown us vividly how crucial health and nutrition are. Baumann […]

Bayer Hawaii Releases Children’s Coloring Book about Hawaii’s Backyard Bugs

As schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bayer is offering free, educational resources for Hawaii’s families.

Our Commitment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus presents the world with major challenges. “As a company active in the areas of health and nutrition, we can provide substantial help in overcoming the crisis with our products and our expertise,” says Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Management. “Our employees are working round the clock to do just that.”

Bayer Named Hawaii’s Best Place to Work for Second Consecutive Year

With all the COVID-19 challenges, we wanted to take a moment to share a bit of happy news and send a heartfelt mahalo to our wonderful employees. Bayer has been named the 2020 Hawaii’s Best Place to Work by Hawaii Business Magazine.

Bayer to Donate One Million Over-the-Counter Products and Multivitamins to Americans In Need

With the significant burden COVID-19 is having on the healthcare systems and increased need for self-care solutions, Bayer announced today a donation of one million products to support the health of underserved communities.

Bayer Partners with U.S. Government on Major Product Donation to Fight Coronavirus

WHIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bayer today announced it is joining the U.S. Government’s fight against COVID-19 with a donation of 3 million tablets of the drug Resochin (chloroquine phosphate). Resochin, a product discovered by Bayer in 1934 and indicated for prevention and treatment of malaria, also appears to have broad spectrum antiviral properties and effects on […]

Bayer Hawaii Supports 2020 STEM Events at Sacred Hearts Academy

Bayer is committed to fostering the next generation of innovators and farmers by supporting education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For the past four years, Bayer has been a supportive sponsor of the Science Symposium for Girls presented by Sacred Hearts Academy. The symposium features workshops with presenters on a […]

Crops vs. Weeds

It’s not a new game, but an age-old challenge for farmers: how to control unwanted weeds that make it harder to grow healthy, bountiful farm crops. A winning strategy often requires a combination of good thinking, good tools and good practices.   Lately, Bayer’s team on Maui has been exploring new ways to manage weeds […]

Interested in a Farm Tour?

Hawaii gives presentations and free tours of its farm sites for groups interested in learning more about our company’s activities in Hawaii. What will I learn? A typical farm tour covers information about Hawaii’s seed industry, Bayer’s research efforts globally and locally, the work being done in Hawaii and the products being produced. The tours […]

Agriculture Awareness Day at the Capitol

Workers from Bayer Hawaii joined farmers from across the state to take part in the 13th annual Agriculture Awareness Day at the Capitol. Ag Day showcases Hawaii’s diverse agricultural industry and the many partnerships that make up this thriving industry.

Bayer Hawaii Employees Promote the Importance of First Aid

Across all of its farms on Oahu, Maui, and Molokai, Bayer Hawaii has created an environment that promotes safety in the workplace by increasing safety awareness through employee engagement. Four employees of Bayer’s Oahu Farms have recently gone above and beyond to ensure that their fellow employees, as well as the community-at-large, live and work […]

Listen to our ‘Sustaining Hawaii’ Radio Series

Bayer Hawaii is excited to share our new monthly radio program - Sustaining Hawaii. The show airs from 9-10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month on News Radio 830 KHVH. Today’s global agriculture industry is facing many challenges. Climate change, labor shortage, water stresses and pest control are just a few of these [...]

Judge accepts Monsanto Company plea agreement regarding 2014 application and storage of Penncap-M®

A Honolulu Federal District Court judge has approved a plea agreement between Monsanto Company and the U.S. Department of Justice over an incident that happened in 2014. Under the agreement, Monsanto Company pleaded guilty to one violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) regarding the 2014 application of a prohibited pesticide on […]

Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship

High school seniors interested in a life sciences degree are invited to apply. As many as ten (10) scholarships of $1,000 each are typically awarded each year. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of all high schools in Hawaii who will be attending an accredited college or university to pursue a discipline related to […]

Maui employees take to the street on Bayer Community Service Day

Bayer employees across the United States took part in the annual Bayer Community Service Day. In Hawaii, more than 100 employees rolled up their sleeves and volunteered in an Adopt-A-Highway service project. “Our employees have been looking forward to this day. In addition to a cleaner roadside, we are helping to keep trash from entering […]

Why We Designated 1,500 Acres As Important Agricultural Lands

The Hawaii State Land Use Commission recently approved Bayer’s voluntary designation of more than 1,500 acres of our farmland in Hawai`i as Important Agricultural Lands. This is great news for the future of local ag in Hawaii. “Important Agricultural Lands” (IAL) was established by the State of Hawaii to preserve suitable agricultural lands for the […]

Maui Celebrates New Pollinator Habitat

Take a group of dedicated employees, a community-minded business, and a passion for perpetuating Hawaii’s natural resources and you have the foundation on which Bayer Hawaii’s new walking trail and pollinator habitat was created. A new half-mile walking trail called Ke ‘Ala i ke Ola (translated from Hawaiian “the path of life”) was blessed by […]

Monarch Butterfly Experience

The monarch butterfly, also known as the king of butterflies, plays an important role in agriculture by assisting with the pollination of flowering crops and contributing to biodiversity. As the monarch butterfly population continues to fluctuate worldwide, Bayer Hawaii has made a commitment to help restore pollinator habitats across its farms on Oahu, Maui and […]

Helping to Grow Hawaii’s Next Ag Generation

Did you know: less than two percent of Hawaii’s workers are employed in agriculture, and they’re getting older (average age is 60.4 years). From our daily meals to the clothing we wear to energy that helps power our modern lifestyles…we all depend on agriculture to produce the food, feed, fiber and fuel we need. At […]

Bayer Helps Local Farmers Succeed

In an effort to help improve farm productivity and food quality for the state of Hawaii, Bayer remains committed to supporting local ag production by implementing programs that improve the lives of farmers in the community, and ultimately increase the amount of locally grown produce. Established in July 2011 as a private-public partnership between Bayer […]

Bayer Unveils STEM Education Center at Kunia Farm

As agriculture continues to face many challenges including food production needs, water stresses, pest problems and more, Bayer Hawaii is committed to fostering the next generation of innovators and farmers by supporting education programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As part of that effort, Bayer Hawaii officially unveiled a new […]

Bayer Hawaii Supports Agriculture and Farming at 55th Annual Hawaii State Fair

Bayer Hawaii employees joined fellow farmers at the 57th Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch to educate the community about Hawaii’s agriculture and farming industry. Bayer Hawaii is one of the sponsors of the Hawaii State Farm Fair. More than 10,000 fairgoers of all ages came out to enjoy a fun weekend of entertainment, […]

Environment

Helping to preserve the ‘aina Preserving the land and Hawaii’s natural resources is an important part of Bayer Hawaii’s commitment to being good stewards through employee volunteerism, monetary contributions and collaboration with community stakeholders. Our efforts include: Cleared nearly 2,500 non-native pines in a six-acre area of threatened shrubland in the Waikamoi Preserve on the […]

Giving

Kokua The Hawaiian word kokua means “help” or “support”, and it’s one of Bayer Hawaii’s core values to support the communities in which our employees live and work. Throughout the years, Bayer Hawaii has given grants and volunteered manpower for numerous educational, environmental, community and humanitarian endeavors including beautifying parks, protecting natural watersheds, raising funds […]

Education

We don’t just grow corn. We try to grow great thinkers too. Bayer Hawaii believes in the power of education for a brighter future. Over the years, we’re proud to have donated more than $1.2 million dollars and volunteered hundreds of thousands of hours to benefit students and schools throughout Hawaii.  Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship […]

Agriculture

Bayer Hawaii is improving the lives of farmers in the community, not only through our daily work, but through our contributions to Hawaii’s agriculture community. Read on to learn more about our agricultural contributions throughout the islands.   Ag Park at Kunia In an effort to help improve farm productivity and food quality for Hawai`i, […]