Canadian Agri-Marketer of the Year
Education in Agriculture
Key Drivers Shaping Agriculture
A Q&A with Robert Saik
~Lauren Manning / AgFunder News
Robotics has been touted as a way to address some of the biggest issues in agriculture, namely when it comes to an ongoing labor shortage. Fifty-six percent of farmers in California alone have been unable to find enough workers in the past five years, according to a new report from the California Farm Bureau Federation. The labor shortage is even more surprising in light of data showing that 90% of farmers have raised wages in recent years in an attempt to attract a more reliable and qualified workforce.
“The day was all about new ways to leverage technology to lift some of the poorest farmers on the planet to a new level of prosperity,”
Rob Saik is “an educator, entrepreneur, innovator, visionary, consultant, advisor…” and more.
There are a few speakers that can combine their passion of agriculture with deep business experience and talk about them in a humorous, energetic and impactful way...Rob Saik is one of those guys.
Beginning his career on a mixed farm in Alberta, Rob has gone on to found many companies in the agriculture sector including Agri-Tech Farm Supply, Lakeline Ag Resources, Taurus Ag, the Agri-Trend Group, Agri-Data Solution Inc and Omer Farming in Uganda.
Today, as CEO of Saik Management Group Inc, Rob continues to drive innovation by founding new companies, investing in agriculture technology and providing leadership to business ventures. On the side he is Director on several boards, an author, media producer, key note speaker and in 2014 was recognized as Canada's Agr-Marketer of the Year.
MY DAY WITH BILL GATES -
How to Leverage Ag Technology to Drive Global Prosperity
The founder of AGRI-TREND, Robert Saik, was one of 15 people from around the world invited to Seattle in early May of this year to discuss technology with Bill Gates.
Saik was tapped by Gates to share his views on how modern farming technology can be leveraged to feed a growing population in an environmentally sustainable way. With Gates and his advisors, Saik shared case studies and success stories from his experience working with farmers from Canada to Uganda.
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