Verge coffeeAgTech as an “experience” and its Impact on Decision Making on the Farm – AGvisorPRO’s Founder and CEO, Rob Saik and Wilson Acton, CGO at Verge chat this week about: Why farmers farm, How agtech is impacting decision making on the farm, Where the pinch points are to using agtech, Constraints, The need for system integrators, How agriculture is NOT resistant to change, That we’re seeing real innovation in agtech, Why do we have the innovation that we do in Canada, lack of government support and corn and barley investment.
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future-of-agriculture-tim-hammerich-QCvSlKTYJex-0Fqmng_Noei.300x300Finding Product-Market Fit and Talent with Joe Dales –In this episode, we talk about the importance and the elusiveness of product-market fit – meaning creating not just a great product or service, but one that the market is eager to pay for. We also talk a lot about attracting and retaining talent to the ag industry, and the future of work.  Be sure to stay tuned to the end of this episode for great stuff from Joe, but also a startup spotlight. This one is another Canadian company, from a few provinces over in Alberta. Rob Saik makes his third appearance on this show to talk about his newest venture AgVisorPro, so make sure to stick around for that at the end of today’s show. PLAY EPISODE (Future of Agriculture 227)


the-business-of-agriculture-podcast-damian-gLNSAePGo6O.300x300Handheld Technology, Hypocrisy, and The Future with Rob Saik-Rob Saik joins me to give highlights from his address to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, where he stood up for a vilified modern agriculture. We discuss the hypocrisy of anti-agriculture movements, global reality, COVID’s lessons for Ag, technology shortening time and distance for food production, and the future. Pull up a chair for never-dull discussion.
Sponsored by Harvest Profit harvestprofit.com
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curiositynessUnderstanding Genetically Modified Food – To help answer those questions I’m joined by Robert Saik, the author of Food 5.0: How We Feed the Future. 
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A Conversation with “Rob Saik” Continued – Rob Saik is the founder and CEO of Ag Visor Pro a new way of delivering information to farmers. he was developing the system when COVID hit and things went to warp speed. The system has applications outside of agriculture but for now, he is kept busy with things on the farm.
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A Conversation with “Rob Saik” – Rob Saik, is the author of Food 5.0.  He has been an agronomist for more than 30 years, has authored two books, and built two successful agricultural companies from his home base in Alberta, Canada.
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How We Feed the Future | Rob Saik –  Rob Saik, CEO of AgVisorPRO, believes that the next thirty years could be the most important in the history of agriculture, and he claims that in order to support the global population in 2050, agriculture will have to become infinitely sustainable. Listen in as he explains his vision of farming technology and how innovation is the key to sustainable agriculture. 
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AGvisorPRO Hopes to Connet Farmers with Experts  – Farming is complex and it requires deep expertise in a variety of fields. So what can a farmer do to access that expertise especially in a remote environment, especially during COVID-19? Rob Saik of AgVisor Pro has a solution: he calls it the Uberization of agricultural knowledge..
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Food 5.0  How We Feed the Future Part 1 – In this episode, we chat with Rob Saik about his latest book, Food 5.0 – How We Feed the Future, in which he describes the history and future of agriculture.  Rob has forty years of experience as a professional Agrologist and an international consultant who’s worked with everyone from Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture to Bill Gates.  He has been hailed as an agriculture futurist with unparalleled insight into where the industry is headed.  He is the founder of AGvisorPRO, a platform that “uberizes” knowledge and wisdom., enabling farmers to instantaneously connect with agriculture experts worldwide.  
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Food 5.0  How We Feed the Future Part 2  – This episode is the second part of our interview with Rob Saik about his latest book, Food 5.0 – How We Feed the Future.  It it he explains how bioengineering, precision agriculture, automation, and big data are converging to make farmers more effective at producing food than ever before.  Rob has forty years of experience as a professional Agrologist and an international consultant who’s worked with everyone from Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture to Bill Gates.  He has been hailed as an agriculture futurist with unparalleled insight into where the industry is headed.  He is the founder of AGvisorPRO, a platform that “uberizes” knowledge and wisdom., enabling farmers to instantaneously connect with agriculture experts worldwide.
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Hands On Expertise In a World of Social Distancing?  It’s Possible! – Rob Saik joins me to discuss technology that will allow farmers and Ag professionals to seek and share information. Rob is the founder of AgVisorPro, an app bringing together those who need answers with those possessing expertise. Knowledgeable experts load up their profile and make themselves available for consultation. Those seeking a solution from an experienced person find said person online. The best part: the expert gets compensation, and the person seeking an answer saved time (most problems can be resolved in 10 minutes). If this sounds like a foreign concept that will never achieve lift off, remember: riding in a stranger’s car that you hailed with your iPhone seemed crazy once too. And that’s the gist of AgVisorPro.  Sponsored by HarvestProfit.com.       PLAY EPISODE (The Business of Agriculture Podcast)


Growing the Future – CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER. The Growing the Future Podcast endeavors to spark conversations of innovation, reflection, and growth in the agriculture community.

Join us each month in our casual, face to face conversations with top names in North American agriculture.

Located in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, we are grateful for the technology that allows us to speak with amazing folks all over the world.  Founder of numerous businesses in the Ag world, Professional Agrologist and Certified Agricultural Consultant; Rob Saik talks innovation, leadership, and mental health.
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Food 5.0 and The Future of Food Production – Friend of show, Rob Saik, joins me to discuss his new book, Food 5.0 and the future of food production. He explains the 5 iterations of Agricultural advancement then tells us what will change moving forward. We share our predictions (some of which you may agree with and some of which you won’t!). What if the world’s most used herbicide is pulled from the marketplace? What sort of technology will enable us to be productive in rural North America even as the population declines? What changes are coming to Ag based on the demands of affluent consumers? This is a fun conversation about the future of food and food production!     PLAY EPISODE (The Business of Agriculture Podcast)


#TechTuesday with DOT Technology Corp – Rob Saik of DOT Technology Corp chats us through the pros of autonomous machinery.. PLAY EPISODE (Ag News Daily)


Food 5.0 – How We Feed the Future – Robert Saik is an agronomist and entrepreneur with a lifetime of experience in farming.   For years he has been a leading advocate for farmers, and a passionate voice promoting the newest technologies, whether they are genetic or engineering marvels on the farm.  The 200th episode of the Talking Biotech Podcast aptly hosts Rob and the introduction of is new book, Farming 5.0, How We Feed the Future.  Rob discusses the five waves of agricultural history and speaks to their convergence in the modern farm. It is an accessible and important text that helps everyone understand the modern tenor of food and farming.    PLAY EPISODE (Talking Biotech Podcast)


Food 5.0 with Serial Ag Entrepreneur Robert Saik – Robert joins me today to discuss AGvisorPRO and how it works to support farmers. He shares his reason why he is continually starting new companies, his inspiration to write books, and his personal take on the current state of the ag industry. He describes the importance of sustainability in supporting a growing population as well as provide ideas on how to improve farm efficiency. Robert also explains how the DOT system works and the biggest contribution it can provide the industry..
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Food 5.0:  Robert Saik  – Food has become the new religion. While denominations like paleo and vegan and organic debate which is the right way, Robert Saik, author of Food 5.0, How We Feed the Future, believes that we’re ignoring a truth that affects all of us–that in order to support a population of nearly 10 billion people by 2050, agriculture must become infinitely sustainable.    PLAY EPISODE (Author Hour)


Food 5.0 – GMOs, robots and the future of farming with agronomist Robert Saik  – The public’s ignorance of agriculture, if not addressed, could become an even greater problem. As the world’s population explodes and farmers scramble to meet the resulting boom in food demand, they’ll need the help of technologies including gene editing, robotics and artificial intelligence. These modern tools have already begun to make a positive impact in agriculture, but as they grow more powerful, regulators will need guidance from informed consumers to help ensure that these important innovations are put to use as efficiently as possible, says Robert Saik, author of the new book Food 5.0: How We Feed the Future.
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Help for farmhouses, a cancelled pork expo, carbon credits, and transport regs  – While RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney is in Las Vegas buying recording gear, Lyndsey Smith takes the reins of this humpday edition of the show. On this show you’ll hear: Jessika Guse with the latest news, including the cancelled World Pork Expo; Brady Stadnicki, with Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, on new livestock transport regs; Rob Saik,


A Conversation With A Guy Who’s Started 15 Companies – A conversation with a guy who’s started 15 companies.  Rob Saik, is a serial entrepreneur with a lot of lessons to share from his journey. He’s started 15 companies. In December of 2018 he closed out the sale of his most recent company to a multinational corporation. Rob and I talk about a lot of things in this episode including: Why empathy is the fifth trait of success, the importance of self analysis, how to break down big initiatives into 1% moves, and why you must be brutally honest with yourself to succeed as an entrepreneur. Lots of gold nuggets here along with some recommended reading.    PLAY EPISODE (Do Business Better Podcast)


Evaluating bleeding edge vs. leading edge farm technology  – What is something you don’t know about your farm right now that you’d like to know? Is there technology out there to solve a particular problem you have? When it comes to navigating the very noisy space that is farm technology, Rob Saik, agrologist and agriculture technology leader, says these questions are a good place to start.   PLAY EPISODE (Mind Your Farm Business)


Saik on his new role with DOT, plus a panel on border surprises, heated boots, and realistic outlooks  – It’s Friday, or as RealAgriculture’s Ontario field editor, Lyndsey Smith puts it — FriYAY! For today’s RealAgRadio show, host Shaun Haney has Rob Saik, DOT’s new retail CEO on the program to discuss his new position with the company. The pair also talk about Saik’s recent trip to Toronto to talk with government officials about what the big issues farmers and ranches are facing in Canada.,     PLAY EPISODE (RealAg Radio)


Autonomous Farm Equipment – Friend of show, Rob Saik, joins me to discuss his latest initiative. Rob is the founder of Agri-Trend, a company he sold to Trimble, and is the new C.E.O of DOT – a Canadian based autonomous machinery manufacturer. We discuss autonomous machinery’s application and future in farming. When and why will we see this new technology? What are the benefits (and downside) of autonomous farm implements? And why time and technology march on in the Business of Agriculture.!   
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Brockovich’s Deceptive Guardian Article – On December 6, 2018 environmental advocate Erin Brockovich published a high-profile opinion piece in The Guardian.  The piece was laced with scientific inaccuracies and inflammatory rhetoric about glyphosate, indicating in no uncertain terms that it causes cancer and is present in just about all food. None of these claims are supported by peer-reviewed literature.  Further examination shows that Brockovich is a consultant for the law firm that is managing the class action against one company that manufactures the compound. In this week’s podcast Rob Saik and Kevin Folta sit down and discuss the piece and the sad tale of a powerful voice for environment and consumer protection selling out to non-scientific interests.     PLAY EPISODE (Talking Biotech Podcast)


Glyphosate Trends in Agriculture – The herbicide glyphosate has been in use for over 40 years.  It is non-selective (kills all plants), it is inexpensive and has extremely low toxicity.  These attributes made it an important tool for municipalities, farmers, and homeowners. Use increased starting in 1996 with the advent of glyphosate-tolerant (marketed under the brand name “Roundup Ready”) crops, which have expanded in acreage ever since. Rob Saik (@rsaik) is an agronomist with significant experience and accolades in Canadian agriculture.  Along with his collaborator Chris Dufault, they compiled and analyzed Ontario government data on glyphosate use, and reported these trends. Rob describes the report and its findings..
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Could Organic and GMO be on the Same Team with Robert Saik – Rob Saik is the founder of the Agri-Trend® group of companies whose primary goal is to help farmers grow food through agriculture consulting services in areas such as agronomic production, carbon-offset trading, grain marketing strategies, and data management systems for producers around the world. He is the creator of The Agri-Prize contest series, a TEDx and keynote speaker, and the author of the book The Agriculture Manifesto – 10 Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade which has earned an Amazon 2014 Best of Books award. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer of the movie KNOW GMO as well as the webisode series LEARN GMO.. PLAY EPISODE (Future of Agriculture)


Agriculture 5.0 – the Past, Present and Future of Food Production – Friend of Show, Rob Saik joins me to deliver his take on Agriculture past, present, and future. What innovations make it possible for 1% fo the populace to feed the other 99%? What agricultural advancements allowed human advancement? We talk about the 5 iterations of Agriculture: Muscle, Machinery, Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Convergence. This episode explores where food production and the business of agriculture are headed.
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Ag Innovation & GMO’s – When Ford or Google advance humanity through technology, we hail their progress. So, why is innovation in food production treated differently? I sit down with Ag entrepreneur, businessman, and authority on genetic engineering in Ag, Rob Saik. We have a spirited, and informative talk about: the environmentalism of GMOs, how The Non-GMO Project proliferates ignorance via “butterfly bullshit,” and Rob’s assertion that we’re entering the era of Agriculture 5.0.     PLAY EPISODE (The Business of Agriculture Podcast)


Sensors, satelites and recreational tillage  – In this episode of the show: Rob Saik, founder of Agri-Trend, on the 19th Farm Forum Event, coming up next week in Calgary, AB.    PLAY EPISODE (RealAgriculture’s Podcasts)


Swimming the current of scientific evolution – an interview with Rob Saik  – The inaugural BeefTech conference was held in Edmonton this week, where Agri-Trend founder and “outspoken advocate for agriculture” Robert Saik delivered the keynote address. Saik’s presentation focused largely on the metaphor of swimming in a river — we can either swim with the current of scientific evolution, or try to fight against it..
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The Canola 100 challenge, research on emotions in livestock and Black Sea wheat markets – Glacier FarmMedia Editorial Director Laura Rance talks with Agri-Trend’s Rob Saik about the Canola 100 challenge, Alexis Kienlen of the Alberta Farmer Express reports on a high tech approach to detecting emotions of cattle and sheep and Bruce Burnett looks at Black Sea wheat markets.      PLAY EPISODE (Glacer FarmMedia LP)


Part 2 – GMOs –  Robert Saik, founder of Agri-Trend, Global Business Development, joins the show to answer questions about GMOs. .     PLAY EPISODE (Danielle Smith)


Late soybeans, Know GMO movie, & goodbye Glen Murray  – It’s Agronomy Monday, hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner — highlights: Peter Johnson takes a few minutes from harvesting wheat to discuss soybean issues growers are seeing — late maturity, downy mildew, aphids and more, as well as western bean cutworm in corn; Rob Saik, Agri-Trend founder and executive producer of the “Know GMO” movie…   PLAY EPISODE (RealAg Radio)


Rain, Cda-U.S. Farm Group Meetings & Speaking to Bill Gates – As seeding ramps up in parts of the prairies, much of Ontario is facing more wet weather… Today’s show features Jim Wood of Rocky Mountain Equipment on changes in the farm equipment retail business, Ron Bonnett of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture on recent meetings on trade with U.S. farm groups, and Rob Saik of Trimble (Agri-Trend) on his opportunity to talk about the future of ag technology to a group that included Bill Gates.    PLAY EPISODE (RealAg Radio)


Presenting on the future of food and agriculture technology to Bill Gates  – This week in Seattle, Washington, Rob Saik of Trimble Ag Software (Agri-Trend) was invited to a symposium to present on the future of ag technology at the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And Bill Gates was actually in the audience. Better yet, Bill Gates was listening attentively and asked many questions of all the speakers.  I asked Rob to share his experience and some of the other stories that were shared in this very unique setting in Seattle:  
PLAY EPISODE (RealAgriculture’s Podcasts)

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