Robert is also the author of an Amazon 2014 Best of Books, “The Agriculture Manifesto” – 10 Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the next Decade. His is also the publisher of The AgADVANCE Journal, 2014 Western Trade Journal of the Year.
He is a passionate keynote speaker addressing audiences on the importance of modern agriculture, His 2014 TEDx talk, entitled “Will Agriculture be ALLOWED to feed 9 Billion People” is a popular on-line reference and has been viewed over 100,000 times.
He has travelled extensively through North America, South America, the EU, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East as well as Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan working on technology integration and agriculture advancements.
Rob serves on several boards and is a member of many professional associations. In 2006 he was recognized as Distinguished Agrologist of the Year by the Alberta Institute of Agrology.
He is passionate about pursuing business opportunities in the Agricultural Sector.
“I personally know that as an organization, we have not been able to ‘laugh’ together and at ourselves as one body. Steve changed all that!”
Glen M. - Apprenticeship & Industry Training
Gov’t of Alberta Learning Department
“Thank you for making the conclusion to the Annual Meeting a success... very professional indeed!”
George B. - President
Alberta Angus Association
“We appreciated you interviewing a few people before the event so you had a better idea as to what we did, rather than just winging it! Some feed back we received; ‘my stomach hurt afterwards and my eyes kept tearing I was laughing so hard’. Thanks Steve!”
Patty N. - Sport & Social Committee Chair
Bayer CropScience (formerly Aventis)
“Thanks again for the great show. If there is anything that people will remember from grad, it was
the guest speaker! You did a wonderful job!”
Bryce T. - Grad Chairperson, Voc Ags
University of Saskatchewan
Robert Saik, Founder of The Agri-Trend® Group of Companies (now part of Trimble Navigation) is a Professional Agrologist and a Certified Agricultural Consultant.
In his capacity as Founder and now Global Business Development for Agri-Trend, Robert has been involved in the development of many new business processes and spearheaded several advancements in technology integration in agriculture including the development of The Agri-Data® Solution which was a winner of Alberta’s 2002 E-business of the Year for on-line farm data management as well as 2015 Ag Innovation of the Year Award by Agri-Trade Show.
In addition to being a keen entrepreneur, Rob’s technical strengths lie in soil chemistry, plant physiology and crop nutrition.
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