Robert Saik, CEO of AGvisorPRO, believes that rural broadband that will provide connectivity of all farm operations will be the future of global agriculture.
Mr. Saik is forming a new company that aims to increase the profitability and sustainability of farmers globally by creating brand-new connectivity for agriculture.
He also said robotics can solve labor problems as well as perform dangerous, dirty, and dull farm chores.
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