Rob Ketola exemplifies the Walther Farm’s Value “Sacrifice and Serve” to the letter. Rob works for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s Seed Farm; the life blood of our Farms.
His loyalty and dedication is apparent by the long hours he puts in as Field Manager. His attention to detail during the hot summers while irrigating and chemigating is a big reason you can see the rise in yields in the years since Rob assumed his position four years ago. In the U.P. our list of private contractors and consultants is short. This is where Rob thrives and his value to our operations is easy to recognize. Whether it’s troubleshooting and fixing an electrical problem on a pivot, well, or harvest line or taking time to crawl under a broken down piece of equipment to turn a wrench, Rob never passes up an opportunity to see if he can help.
Rob’s list of duties move way past Field Manager. He is the leader and supervisor of our Harvest Line in the fall, Tillage Specialist, Combine Operator, Vapam Applicator, and Storage Supervisor just to mention a few. He performs all of these duties with a smile on his face and a positive attitude toward life and work.
Congratulations Rob in this well-deserved recognition and thank you for setting the standard for the Walther Farm’s “Sacrifice and Serve” Value.