The executive director of the Saskatchewan Seed Growers’ Association comes from a research background that didn’t focus on seed. Turns out, it’s an asset in his new role.
Chris Barker’s resume in the world of research is extensive. Twelve years working in livestock vaccine research. Over a decade at Genome Prairie, five of those years as chief scientific officer. Another four years as research and business director for the Global Institute for Food Security.
Now, this lover of technology and how it can be used to improve the genome is the executive director of the Saskatchewan Seed Growers’ Association (SaskSeed). We sat down with Barker to find out why he wanted to bring his expertise to the seed industry, and his vision for the voice of pedigreed seed in Saskatchewan.