Robert Saik

Robert Saik

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Professional Agrologist Expert | Business Leader | International Agricultural Consultant | Author

Robert Saik is a Distinguished Agrologist, Professional Agriculture Consultant, and an international consultant with over 40 years of experience. He has worked with agriculturalists from Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture to Bill Gates, and is an outspoken champion of agriculture with unparalleled insight into the industry's future. Robert has founded over 15 companies in the areas of Farming, Agri-Retail, Distribution, Media, and Ag Tech. He is the founder and CEO of award-winning AGvisorPRO, a technology platform that connects those seeking agriculture advice with trusted experts. His latest book, "FOOD 5.0 How We Feed the Future," examines the five iterations of agriculture, culminating in an examination of how technology convergence is reshaping the farm and the consumer. Robert Saik has been recognized for agriculture leadership and was named one of Canada's Top 50 Most Influential Agriculture Leaders and one of Canada's Top 10 Ag Mentors in 2021.
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ROBERT SAIK BIOGRAPHY

Robert Saik has forty years of experience as a Professional Agrologist, entrepreneur and an international consultant who’s worked with a wide variety of agriculturalists from Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture to Bill Gates. He was one of only 3 private citizens to address the October 2020 FAO_UN High Level Special Event (Rome) organized by the Committee for World Food Security to address agriculture sustainability.

Robert Saik’s latest book, “FOOD 5.0 How We Feed the Future” is a pragmatic look at the five iterations of agriculture, culminating in an examination of how technology convergence is reshaping the farm and the consumer.

Robert, an outspoken champion of agriculture, is a Distinguished Agrologist, Professional Agriculture Consultant, a veteran entrepreneur and has been hailed as an agriculture futurist with unparalleled insight into where the industry is headed.

He has leveraged these strengths to found over 15 companies in the areas of Farming, Agri-Retail, Distribution, Media and Ag Tech.  Robert Saik was the founder and CEO of The Agri-Trend/Agri-Data Group of Companies which was acquired by Trimble.  He also served as CEO of DOT Technology Corp (Autonomous Farming) through the acquisition of DOT by Raven Industries.

Robert Saik is the founder and CEO of award-winning AGvisorPRO, a technology platform that connects those seeking agriculture advice with trusted experts who can provide answers now. The goal is to leverage knowledge to increase agriculture sustainability using AGvisorPRO to shrink time and space.

Through Saik Management Group Inc he facilitates the PowerFARM peer group for progressive farmers.

His first book, “The Agriculture Manifesto – Ten Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade” was a 2014 Best of Amazon Books and this TEDx Talk “Will Agriculture be Allowed to Feed 9 Billion People?” has been viewed over 170,000 times. Robert Saik is a passionate keynote speaker and is executive producer of the Know Ideas Media a science based multi-media company addressing issues such as GMO’s and their use in food production.

Robert Saik has financed both the Rob Saik Bar None Scholarship at the University of Alberta that provides support for two rural first year students entering the faculty of agriculture and the Robert Saik Ag Tech Award that supports two urban students entering the Ag Tech program at Olds College.

He serves on several Boards including the Canadian Agri-Food Autonomous Innovation Network (CAAIN) as well as Proteum Energy. Rob is an advisor to Olds College, is a member of the A100 (Alberta Tech Entrepreneur Network), a student of Strategic Coach and Singularity University and a member of Abundance 360.  As a partner in Perigro Venture Partners he participates in early-stage technology investments.

Robert Saik has been recognized for agriculture leadership by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (Provincial Distinguished Agrologist of the Year 2006) and in 2016 was awarded Canadian Agri-Marketer of the Year by the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association. In 2021 Robert was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Most Influential Agriculture Leaders and was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Ag Mentors.

Books

The Agriculture Manifesto: Ten Key Drivers that Will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade
The Agriculture Manifesto: Ten Key Drivers that Will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade
Whether you are a farmer who wants to stay connected with consumer trends, an agribusiness person interested in where our industry is headed or a consumer trying to separate hype from truth, I am willing to share what I see out in the field every day. The good news is, I am profoundly optimistic...
Food 5.0: How We Feed the Future
Food 5.0: How We Feed the Future
Food has become the new religion. While denominations such as paleo, vegan, and organic debate which is "the way," we're ignoring a truth that affects us all: to support a population nearing 10 billion by 2050, agriculture must become infinitely sustainable. To feed the world, we have to grow...

Articles & Media

Red Deer agriculture entrepreneur donates $100,000 to Olds College

Red Deer Advocates

Red Deer agriculture entrepreneur Robert Saik is investing in the future of Olds College students. The CEO of AGvisor Pro recently donated $100,000 to the college to create an endowment fund for the Robert Saik AgTech Awards, which provides two $2,500 scholarships each year to students from urban areas enrolled in agricultural technology programs. The scholarships, which will be first handed out in January 2023, build on another Saik-supported scholarship program that helps rural students entering agriculture programs at the University of Alberta.
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Making it their business

Country Guide

It turns out that size can matter. It makes a difference. Farming at different scales doesn’t necessarily make anyone a better or a worse farmer, but it does change the kinds of problems you have to tackle every day, the kinds of decisions you have to make and, of course, the kinds of questions that you end the day still wondering about.
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Agricultural leader envisions industry’s future

The Western producer

A decade after Rob Saik offered 10 key drivers he believed would shape agriculture in the next 10 years, the agrologist, entrepreneur and author has another list of 10. During a recent presentation at Canada’s Farm Show, Saik said sustainability in all its forms figures prominently in the future.
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A New Document Goes to Bat for Glyphosate

Germination

An important new resource is available to help stakeholders in the seed industry spread the good news about glyphosate.
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Alberta Impact

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Food 5.0: Robert Saik
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AgFunderNews

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A Q&A with Robert Saik: It’s Time to Get Big or Go Home for Agriculture Robotics
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Robert Saik Topic Presentations

Until We Have Star Trek Transporters

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  • How can we take the knowledge and wisdom of an agronomist or veterinarian or mechanic and stretch it thousands of miles or over millions of acres?  Well, all you need is a transporter…but wait, one does not exist … yet.

    However, the one thing that COVID taught us is that we can use technology to shrink time and space in brand new ways.  The world has profoundly and forever changed.  This will affect how agribusiness and farming will  interact with its clients and consumers. Robert Saik will take us on a journey of what this technology “convergence” means for our industry; We are going to look at how you can be on the farm, in the barn or in the greenhouse without leaving your home…and he will share a new way to monetize your brain.

    All this while we wait for the magic words “Beam me up Scotty”

Food 5.0: How We Feed the Future

The Winds of Change – Managing Your Organization in Turbulent Times

Know Gmo: Will Agriculture Be Allowed To Feed 9 Billion People?

Testimonials

Great Speech!

US Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome

Robert Saik was informative and entertaining and we think he has an important message that needs to be told

Midwest Poultry Federation

Robert Saik is a Best Keynote we have had in our 40 years!

NAICC Conference

Your experience, pragmatism, focus, energetic talk and vision, took the audience to an incredible journey and enriched the Lisbon Agri Conferences 2021. We must highlight the combination of sustainability, science, technology, farm profitability and food security to be able to respond to 10 billion people needs in 2050.  Again, with a pragmatic view instead of an ideological perspective.  We strongly recommend Robert Saik for other events all over the world.

Treemond | Lisbon Agri Conferences 2021

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