Robert Saik, Founder of The Agri-Trend® Group of Companies (now part of Trimble) is a Professional Agrologist and a Certified Agricultural Consultant.
In his capacity as “Head Coach”, he currently looks after Global Business Development for Agri-Trend’s Professional Agricultural Coaching Network.
The Agri-Trend Network helps farmers better allocate scarce resources to produce safe, reliable and profitable crops in an environmentally sustainable manner.
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 an on-line farm data management platform now available globally as Trimble Ag Software.
A keen entrepreneur, with many business interests including a farming operation in Uganda, Rob’s technical strengths lie in soil chemistry, plant physiology and crop nutrition.
He is an author of a 2014 Amazon, Best of Books “The Agriculture Manifesto”, Executive Producer of Know GMO the Movie, a keynote speaker and is the creator of The Agri-Prize contest series, a skills based incentive competition for agriculture.
In addition to many personal and business awards, Robert was recognized as 2014 Canadian Agri-Marketer of the Year by the Canadian Association of Agricultural Marketers. In 2006 he was recognized as Distinguished Agrologist of the Year by the Alberta Institute of Agrology.
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, is a member of many professional associations and resides in Central Alberta, Canada.
Board advisor roles
I serve on several private and public advisor/BoD's