Bob grew up on a crop, livestock and timber farm at the headwaters of the Blackwater River near Wakefield, Virginia. He and his two brothers still own the Century Farm there, and he manages the cropland leases and timberland.
Bob has a B.S. in business from Wake Forest University. He moved to the Valley in 1974 and began a career in agri-business and production agriculture. He works with clients in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
The family farms in the Keezletown area consist of 350 acres with more rented. Bob runs the farm with his wife Susan and two of his three children. It is a forage based program to support a cow/calf operation. The farm also grows approximately 715,000 heavy broilers annually for a local integrator. The farm has implemented several successful conservation practices and more are planned in the next couple of years.
Bob has been active in youth, community, Farm Bureau Programs and serves on the Virginia Cattle Industry Board.