Agronomist and entrepreneur Robert Saik has a lifetime of experience in farming. For years, he has been a leading advocate for agriculture and a passionate voice promoting the newest technologies, whether they be GMO crops, sustainable pesticides or AI-guided robots.
The 200th episode of the Talking Biotech Podcast features a conversation between University of Florida plant geneticist Kevin Folta and Saik, as he explains the purpose of his new book: Farming 5.0, How We Feed the Future. The book breaks down the five waves of agricultural history and speaks to their convergence in the modern era of farming. Food 5.0 is an accessible, important text that aims to bridge the communication gap between urban consumers and America’s often overlooked and misunderstood agricultural community.
Robert Saik, a professional agrologist and certified agricultural consultant, is the founder of Agri-Trend and principal of Saik Management Group Inc., based in Olds, Alberta, Canada. Email him at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @RSaik
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