Robert T. Sakata is President of Sakata Farms in Brighton Colorado, which was started by his father, Bob. Growing up on the family farm, his parents were a great example of how important involvement in the community is. Following their footsteps, Robert is the founding President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association.
Robert currently serves on the Board of Directors on the Fulton Irrigation Ditch Company as the Vice Chair, the President of the New Brantner Irrigation Ditch Company and the Secretary of the Brighton Ditch Company. Robert’s past service on organizations include the Metro Roundtable since its inception, the Colorado Water Congress Board of Directors, the National Onion Association Board of Trustees, Adams County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and Colorado Onion Association Board of Directors.
Robert served Colorado on the Water Quality Control Commission for 15 years appointed by three different governors. While studying at the Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology Department at the University of Colorado, Robert worked for AMGEN when they opened their research lab in Boulder. Transitioning away from fresh vegetable production currently his family farm produces winter wheat, grain corn, silage corn, and pinto beans managing 2,500 irrigated acres.