Brandon Batten graduated from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) in 2008. He went on to earn his master’s degree from BAE in 2010 working with Professor Mike Boyette on ways to make tobacco curing barns more efficient. As an NC State student, Brandon won the Fred G. Bond Tobacco Scholarship and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), NC Section Scholarship.
He was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Innovative Farmer of the Year Award by The Tobacco Farm Life Museum.
Read on to learn more about Brandon and his path to success.