Originally from a family farm, Dr. Sahota, with a Ph.D. in Agronomy and an International Course for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture, Wageningen, The Netherlands, has over 30 years of experience in agricultural research, extension and development worldwide.

Dr. Sahota has made a significant impact on farms by introducing new crops/crop varieties and beneficial nutrient management practices. He has developed over 10,000 acres under contract mint farming for AM Todd Company USA and has managed large scale commercial farms, including a fresh produce export project. Dr. Sahota is an Ontario CCA since 2007, was nominated for the CCA Award of Excellence in 2013, is a member of the OFCC, and American Society of Agronomy, was twice an Eastern Director of the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), President Elect in 2014-15, President in 2015-16 and is Past President of the CSA since July 2016.

Dr. Sahota has been appointed Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Natural Resources, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay for the term (retroactive) July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017 and was presented with an Award of Honour by the Alumni Association, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India in 2015.