21. Leading the Field in Sustainability, with Nebraska Corn Grower Brandon Hunnicutt
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In today’s world, farmers face growing consumer expectations, a need for economic resilience and the very real pressures of global climate change. 

And they’re meeting these challenges head-on with science-driven practices that prove that sustainability is more than a buzzword in the agriculture industry.

In this episode, Nebraska farmer and NCGA board member Brandon Hunnicutt outlines NCGA’s new sustainability goals, and the benefits he’s seen from thinking about the sustainability of his own operation. He shares his personal insights about smart farming advances, cover crop use, advanced irrigation management and other techniques that make his farm more sustainable, and how he’s saved money and improved yields as a result.

Plus, Jon offers up the view from Washington, and why it’s important for growers to be perceived as part of the solution in the ongoing discussion over sustainability. 

To learn more about NCGA’s 2030 sustainability goals, and to offer your feedback, visit ncga.com/sustainability.

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