Producer representative from the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association
Robert serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association. Robert farms 6,200 acres of grain near Roblin, Manitoba with his wife Leifa, four children and parents. He hopes one of the children will take over.
Robert has always believed that complaining does not accomplish anything; there should be action with words. With this philosophy, he served as the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Hillsburg for 16 years. During that time he also served as an Association of Manitoba Municipalities Director for the Parkland Region for 4 years. Before his time as Reeve, Robert was a delegate for Manitoba Pool and Agricore. Currently, Robert sits on the board as Chair of an applied research farm the Parkland Crop Diversification Foundation.