This article is part of a series profiling candidates for the 2021 Corn Board.
Making sure the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is the leading voice in all of agriculture is the focus of Nebraska farmer Brandon Hunnicutt. Working with new partners to build a bright future for agriculture, he envisions a tomorrow where farmers communicate in a transparent, transformative way with the public. As a member of the Corn Board, he uses his wide array of experiences, while engaging listening skills, to actively foster a productive conversation that finds innovative solutions.
“NCGA is the leading voice and advocate for the corn farmer in America regardless of the situation. More importantly, though, it is truly a grassroots organization that brings together individuals with different perspectives, to do what is best for the corn industry as a whole.”
If re-elected, Hunnicutt will push NCGA to continue to drive and protect innovation and technology within the industry. Bringing in the next generation by reaching out to younger farmers on their level, he would push to develop the strongest social media presence in agriculture. By bringing together a focus on innovation, social media, and the next generation of farmers, he would work to build a stronger rural America.
Hunnicutt raises corn, soybeans, seed corn, and popcorn on his family farm. Along with his father, Daryl, and brother, Zach, he utilizes the latest technologies while integrating conservation tillage practices and cover crops, on a nearly 100 percent irrigated farm.
You can view Hunnicutt’s Corn Board candidate video here.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.