ROBERT SAIK has forty years of experience as a Professional Agrologist, entrepreneur and international consultant who’s worked with a wide variety of agriculturalists from Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture to Bill Gates on the implementation of ag tech to help developing economies.
Robert, an outspoken champion of agriculture, is a Distinguished Agrologist, Professional Agriculture Consultant, a serial 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 including The Agri-Trend/Agri-Data Group of Companies which was acquired by Trimble.
Robert is CEO of AGvisorPRO Inc and Saik Management Group Inc. Recent accolades for AGvisorPRO include:
- 2020 Canada Agriculture Innovation of the Year (Ag in Motion)
- 2020 Prairie Canada Export Challenge (Google, EDC)
- 2021 People’s Choice THRIVE Canada Challenge
- 2021 Agribusiness Service Award Winner Manitoba Ag Days
With his business experience and training in soil chemistry, plant physiology and crop nutrition, together with his knowledge in data management, farm automation and precision agriculture he has new ways for the agriculture sector to solve problems through a brand new connectivity platform for farming, AGvisorPRO. As CEO of his holding company, Saik Management Group Inc., he provides consulting services to many organizations and serves on several boards and advisory committees.
Rob has wide interests in the ag tech space and facilitates the PowerFARM peer group for progressive food producers.
He is an author with over 50 published articles, Executive Producer of the Know Ideas media, a keynote speaker and recognized as 2016 Canadian Agri-Marketer of the Year by the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association.
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 150,000 times.
In 2019, he released his book “FOOD 5.0: How We Feed the Future” which 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 is a passionate keynote speaker and is the 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.
He serves on several Boards, 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.
He been recognized for agriculture leadership by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (Provincial Distinguished Agrologist of the Year) and in 2014 was awarded Canadian Agri-Marketer of the Year by the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association.