Gerald Marchant 1
Marchant: Oh, yea! But they were mostly civil. I didn’t really have any angry people call me. I had people call and disagree with me. I still have a representative in our District that brings it up quite often, that ‘Farm Bureau was on the wrong side of the issue,’ a different side that he wanted. The cattlemen through the years have been at odds with the Farm Bureau on many issues, you smoothed things over with them? Marchant: I got right in on the tailed of a lot of that. The fact is that I’m a member of the Cattle Association. I think all Farmers and Ranchers should be active members of their organizations, be it cattle, sugar, potatoes, and Farm Bureau.
For 24 years you have been on the playing field of agriculture, 365 days a year you have been on the field, you have been a player, is it tough to walk away from that?
Marchant: It really is. Yes, I’ll miss it. I'll miss the people I know from Farm Bureau. I’ve always said that I could travel up and down Idaho. If I had car trouble I could be in any county and find someone from the Farm Bureau and call someone to rescue me.