Address to the FAO_UN Committee for World Food Security

Robert Saik’s address to the FAO_UN Committee for World Food Security at the High-Level Special Event, Rome (Virtually), Oct 15, 2020 Honorable delegates – greetings from the Private Sector Mechanism on this Rural Woman’s Day. COVID 19 creates an opportunity for the public and private sectors to work together in new ways to address global…

A New Document Goes to Bat for Glyphosate

By Marc Zienkiewicz – September 24, 2018 “Activists always equate GMO to more chemical. That’s not true for Bt and not true for glyphosate- and glufosinate-tolerant crops,” says Saik, an agrologist and founder of Agri-Trend (now Trimble), which helps farmers allocate scarce resources to produce profitable and environmentally sustainable crops. “I want the ag community to be…

PRESS RELEASE: New Tool provides connectivity between Agribusiness and Farmers

AGvisorPRO Press Release Calgary, Alberta May 13th, 2020: For Immediate release New Tool provides connectivity between Agribusiness and Farmers AGvisorPRO Inc has launched a new service designed to provide instantaneous connectivity between farmers and company technical representatives to enhance customer service. “The AGvisorPRO Tech Direct Solution™ built on the AGvisorPRO platform creates a connection between…

As Presented to Canadian Deputy Ministers of Agriculture

On January 23rd I had an opportunity to present my thoughts on opportunities and challenges facing Canadian Agriculture to ALL the Deputy Ministers of Agriculture. I am not sure how I was chosen for this honour, however, I felt obliged to do a good job. Here are the issues I chose to present. BTW…no one…

Nourishing the World: Exponential Challenges, Exponential Technologies

Reported by Scott Bowman (clareo.com) for the TWIN GLOBAL 2018 Report INTRODUCTION In the coming decades, with a population booming to nearly 10 billion people, we will experience exponential growth in our global demand for food, while global food supply will continue to be under great stress.  The World Economic Forum projects that global demand…

Lack of trained workers, internet service hold back robotic expansion.

Reported by Ed Maixner  (Agri Pulse) Photo courtesy: University of Illinois-A vehicle the size of a Golden Retriever, designed and constructed at the University of Illinois, rolls on miniature tank treads between two rows of young plants in Arizona two years ago during a demonstration to assess a crop of semi-autonomous robots.   Global sales…

What is the Future of Your Farm?

Reported by Christina Herrick  (Senior Editor of American Fruit Grower® magazine, published by Meister Media Worldwide.) Where is the future of farming going? How is all the new technology being developed going to be integrated on the family farm in the next 20 years? Robert Saik Robert Saik, Founder of the Agri-Trend Group of Companies (now…

Get There First

Reported by Maggie Van Camp (Senior Business Editor CountryGuide) Agriculture is constantly moving the yardsticks, which means there’s always a new business opportunity on the horizon. So, asks Rob Saik, founder of Agri-Trend: What are you waiting for?   This fall Country Guide chatted with Rob Saik founder and CEO of Agri-Trend as the innovative…

Tips From The Top: Build Your Own Brand

Since this article was released, AGRI-TREND has been acquired by Trimble with Rob Saik working with the Trimble team as Global Business Development, extending AGRI-TREND internationally. Rob has been a part of the entrepreneur coaching program, Strategic Coach for 24 years now. Secrets to success from extraordinary entrepreneurs, Part 4 by The Strategic Coach Team…

View From The Top: Robert Saik

Reported by Nate Birt (AGWEB Powered by Farm Journal) Background:  Born on a farm in Alberta, Canada, Robert Saik (robertsaik.com) studied agronomy and ag economics at university and went on to specialize in soil chemistry, plant physiology and crop nutrition. He built two independent fertilizer retailers in his 20s and in 1997 founded AGRI-TREND, a…

Anti-science attitude threatens agriculture, humanity – WATTAgNet.com

Reported by Austin Alonzo (WATT Global Media) aalonzo@wattglobal.com Link to article First world consumers need to understand the role genetically modified organisms can, and will, play in feeding billions of people far into the future. Otherwise, a key technology will be lost.| Bigstock.com Whether or not humanity will be able to feed itself in the…

10 forces shaping the future of agriculture – WATTAgNet.com

Reported By: Austin Alonzo (WATT Global Media) aalonzo@wattglobal.com The future of agriculture is bright, thanks to emerging technology and innovative thinking. But, there will be challenges in achieving that vision. The big question in agriculture is whether or not the world’s ever increasing population will be able to feed itself with ever dwindling resources. One…