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Jari S  Sugano

Name :

Jari S Sugano

Title :

Oahu County Administrator

Unit :

Department of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Office :

Honolulu Extension Office

Address :

1955 East-West Rd.
                  Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Ag Sciences Building 217

Phone :

(808)956-7290

E-mail :

suganoj@ctahr.hawaii.edu

Website :

http://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/suganoj/Home.aspx

Specialties :

Commercial edible crop production systems, Adult Education, Extension Education, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Systems

Professional Prep/Appointments :


Education:

M.S., Michigan State University, Agricultural and Extension Education (2001)

B.S., University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Agriculture (1996)

 

employment: 
November 2012- to Present –Extension Agent
Wahiawa Extension Office
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources


November 2006-October 2012-Associate Extension Agent (tenured)
Kaneohe Extension Office
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources


January 2001-October 2003 –Junior/Assistant Extension Agent 
Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

 


Projects :


RECENT GRANTS RECEIVED:

 

  1. Sugano, J. K.H. Wang, J. Silva and M. Gorham. Building Competencies in Hawaii’s Agricultural Professionals and Stakeholders in Under Represented Agricultural Communities Through Collaborative Partnerships. $75,000.
  2. Sugano, J. J. Hu, J. Uchida, M. Melzer, and M. Arif. Ornamental Ginger: Statewide Quarantine Virus Survey and Causal Agent Identification for Crop Decline. Hawaii State Department of Agriculture. $122, 000.
  3. Sugano, J. K.H. Wang, A. Ahmad. Disinfecting Hawaii’s banana industry from Panama wilt and the banana bunch top virus through tissue culture and evaluation of new soil decontamination strategies. Hawaii State Department of Agriculture. SCBGP 2017. $12,000.
  4. Sugano, J., J. Silva, J. Uyeda, S. Motomura, K. Wong, and K.H. Wang. Jump Starting a Natural Biocontrol System to Manage Thrips in Commercial Eggplant Production Systems. Hawaii IPM Program. $5,000.
  5. Sugano, J. et al. Targeted Crop Production Strategies to Increase Fruit Production in Hawaii. CTAHR Supplemental. $80,000.
  6. Uyeda, J., J. Sugano and J. Silva. 2017-2018. Whitmore Project: Applied Research / Extension Support, Hawaii Department of Agriculture. $23,496.
  7. Radovich, T., J. Sugano. 2017-2018. Hot Shot Hawaii v.2.0: Expanding Hawaii’s Agricultural Professionals Capacity to Advance Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Practices in Hawaii: Enhanced State Program Grant Funding. $24,750.
  8.  Radovich, T., J. Sugano and A. Ahmad. 2017-2018. Western SARE Professional Development Program: Enhanced State Program Grant Funding. $24,750. Sugano, J. and T. Radovich. 2016-2017 SARE Professional Development Program Plan for Hawai‘i. WSARE. $24,000.
  9. Sugano, J. and T. Radovich. 2016-2017. Deploying SOAP’s Hot Shot Team to Identified Hot Spot Locations to Advance Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Practices in Hawaii. Western SARE Professional Development Program: Enhanced State Program Grant Funding. $24,750.
  10. Sugano, J. , S. Kubo, T. Radovich, J. Uyeda, K. Wang, L. Kaufman, J. Bost, R. Corrales and P. Shingaki. Minimizing Pest Management Inputs via Evaluation and Modification of Commercial High Tunnel Systems. CTAHR Supplemental Project. 2015-2017. $79,200.
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Professional Interests :



PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Co-Program
Leader, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program (SOAP) (2013-present)
Program leader, Local and Immigrant Farmer Education (LIFE) (2009-2014)
Co- Program Leader, Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE) (2013-2018)
Instructor, Go Farms (2013-Present)

Proposal Reviewer, Western Sustainable and Agriculture Research and Education (2013-present)

Advisor, Hawaii Cooperative of Organic Farmers (2007-present)

Member, Hawaii Farm Bureau Co Existence Team (2005-present)

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (2003 - present)

Hawaii Association of County Agricultural Agents (2003 - present)

CTAHR, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (2001-present)

University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (2001 - present)

National Education Association (2001 - present)

International Agricultural and Extension Education Association, Member (2000)



MEMBERSHIP IN COMMODITY / FARMER ORGANIZATIONS

Basil Swat Team (2011-present)

Watercress Task Force (2004 – present)

Banana Action Group (2004-present)

Oahu Banana Growers Association (2003 – present)

Member, Hawaii Banana Industry Association (2003 – present)

USDA Local Work Group (2003-present)

Oahu County USDA Farm Service Emergency Board Member (2003-present)

East County Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (2003 - present)

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (2003 - present)

American Farm Bureau (2003 - present)

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Member, UH Manoa Tenure and Promotion Review Committee (2007 & 2016)

Member, PEPS Department Personnel Committee (2013-2017)

Member, PEPS Department Personnel Committee (2010-2011)

Member, PEPS Department Personnel Committee (2007-2009)

 

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2010-2011)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2008-2009)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2005-2007)

Chairperson, CTAHR Faculty Senate Extension Committee (2006-2007)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate (2010-2011)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate (2008-2009)

Member, CTAHR Faculty Senate (2005-2007)

 

COMMITTEES
Co-Chair, Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program, Extension Agent- Oahu and Kauai (2018-2019)

  Chair, Strategic Planning: Extension Capacity Building: Technology (2016-2017)

Member, Technology Outreach Committee (2016-2017)

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Assistant Researcher-Pollinators (2016-2017)

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Assistant Extension Agent-Ornamental Crops

(2016-2017)

Member, Extension Technology Committee (2015-2016)

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Associate Dean and Director of Extension (2013-2014)

Member, Dean’s website committee: (2012-2013)

Member, Dean’s Department Chair Task Force Search Committee: (2013)

Member, CTAHR Dean’s Committee on Food Safety (2011-present)

 

Member, Search Committee for CTAHR Dean and Director (2009-2010)

Member, Search Committee for TPSS Assistant Extension Agent: Oahu Edible Crops Extension Agent Position (2011)

Member, Search Committee for PEPS Associate Professor: Sustainable Pest Management Position (2010-2011)

Member, CTAHR Institutional Team for the eXtension. (2005-present)

Co-Chairperson, Oahu County Centennial Celebration (2008)

Member, CTAHR Strategic Implementation Team (2005-2006)

 

Chairperson, HACAA Teaching and Educational Technologies (2013-2017)

Secretary, Hawaii Association of County Agricultural Agents (HACAA) (2008-2011)

Chairperson, HACAA Early Career Development (2009-2010)

Chairperson, HACAA Teaching and Educational Technologies (2006-2008)