Meet a Board Trustee: Robert Imbody

Welcome to Marion County Farm Bureau’s member spotlight blog! Every month, Marion County will feature a spotlight blog on a board member so you can get to know him or her a little better.

Our monthly spotlight blog features Marion County Farm Bureau’s board trustee, Robert Imbody, who is originally from La Rue, Ohio. He graduated from Elgin High School and still lives locally. He is married with three children. He attends church and is a trustee for the Mid-Ohio Energy Co-op in his spare time.

Get to know Robert better by reading the interview below.

Meet Robert Imbody

Where do you farm?

I farm in Bowling Green Township, Ohio in Marion County.

How long have you been a farmer and was your family in farming?

I have been a farmer all my life and my family is in farming as well.

Why did you decide to be a farmer?

I decided to be a farmer because it is my life.

What do you love about farming?

I love everything about farming.

From where do you get the motivation to do what you are doing?

I get motivation from my family.

Why do you think it’s important to know where your food comes from?

If they know where it is from, they have a peace of mind.

What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture?

The biggest challenge is that people need to trust us to do the right thing.

Why are you a Farm Bureau member? What do you see as the biggest benefit? 

I felt it was important to spread the word about agriculture.

If someone was interested in farming, what would you tell them?  

That there is no better profession.

Life Outside of Farm Bureau

What are your hobbies besides farming?

Drag racing.

What is your favorite thing about the township you live in?

That it is quiet with a low population.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would travel to Australia so I could see what it was like.

You are happiest when?

I wake up in the morning.

What does your perfect day look like?

When I am eating fresh sweet corn or tomatoes.