The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Dave Christensen; Breeder of Corn

 

October 19, 2022

Navy Blue

I was excited to go to Charlie Overbay's corn-husking party. I wanted to know how the corn faired with the drought and the grasshoppers. Charlie pointed out Dave Christensen from Big Timber, who was already husking corn. Dave is the corn breeder, something he has been working on for 50 years. Each year he hopes to make better corn. It has been a long time since I have talked to someone who was so passionate about his job. He absolutely believes it to be essential.

The corn itself is drought and cold-resistant. It isn't grasshopper resistant, and they did a lot of damage, but I...



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