Gerald Marchant 3
Marchant: Well, (laughs) Imperfect causes us some trouble because we can’t 100percent agree with issues because, like mentioned before it will harm another segment of agriculture, but that's also our strong point, it makes us perfect. We look at all sides of the issue to represent all segments of agriculture, which is what our purpose is.
If you had to explain it to someone, what is Farm Bureau?
Marchant: “It's an advocacy group for agriculture. We strive to look for the best interests of those involved in agriculture and make a living at it. Are you going to miss going to those meetings? Marchant: Yes and no. Really? I'm going to miss the meetings but I’ll enjoy staying at home. I usually attend 7-8 meetings a month, that involves 7-8 nights if you attend all the county meetings, I won’t miss that part. I will miss being involved and knowing what’s going on. You get a better feeling if you're involved, talking to the people that are really involved with it, so yes, I'm going to miss it.
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.