Brandon Hunnicutt

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Brandon Hunnicutt

Farmer

Brandon Hunnicutt lives on a piece of land that his family has farmed for over 100 years. He is passionate about agriculture, whether he’s trying to raise the next big crop, utilizing the next big technological advance, researching a product to make his crops healthier or more productive or trying to protect agriculture from those who want to farm it.

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Posted on: November 26, 2017
Response from Brandon Hunnicutt, Farmer • January 2, 2018
One of the great things about farming is our ability to grow many different crops, while at the same time having the choices to raise them in different fashions, with or without biotech in the crops, especially in crops like corn. This can also be challenging as we have to work with our neighbors to make sure what we are growing doesn't cause a negative effect on what they are growing. This can happen in many different instances.    We raise production seed corn,... Read More
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Posted on: August 5, 2013
Response from Brandon Hunnicutt, Farmer • August 15, 2013
Great question. Let me start with a few definitions. Biotech - GM seeds can use traditional breeding techniques but also use genetic engineering resulting in a seed that has a specific gene of known function from another plant or organism.    Hybrid - Hybridization is a traditional breeding technique where, commonly in plants, the pollen from one plant is used to fertilize another related or unrelated plant species.  “Hybrids” are the offspring of such a cross. In... Read More
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