2012 Farmer/Rancher of the year

Offices Held/Activities:

Former chairman of Farmers Union Oil Co. Board of Directors

Weather Modification Board of Directors

ND Cowboy Hall of Fame Trustee

Past Star Township Board member

Justin Boots Committee Man of the Year for 2012 Bowman PRCA Rodeo in September

Enjoyed playing baseball for Bowman Blue Sox, independent basketball league, flew airplanes, raced snowmobiles and did tricks and pyramids water skiing at local water ski shows.



In 1975 Bob and Rita built their house in the middle of a wheat field in Star Township and throughout the years have continued to establish their ranch. Bob built the ranch from scratch erecting many buildings and planting several hundred railroad ties while constructing some of the nicest corrals in the area.  The Andrews ranch runs Angus cattle, John Deere Equipment and Ford pickups!

The always progressive minded Bob was instrumental in crossbreeding his cattle to produce some of the heaviest weaned calves in the area and was never afraid to be one of the first farmers in the field during spring planting while others thought the soil temperature was too cold. Bob has always believed in purchasing supplies locally and supporting his community.  

He has been a long-time supporter of rodeo competing in the bareback riding and team roping as a young man and spent the rest of his years watching his children compete and volunteering in any capacity he could. He spent many years as the arena director and "barrel raker" at the ND State High School Finals Rodeo. In September, he was named the Justin Boots Committee Man of the Year for the Bowman County PRCA Rodeo.  Bob has also been a believer in the 4-H program, helping his children and grandchildren prepare numerous animals for the Bowman County Fair.

Bob and Rita have six children, Wes, Rhonda, Shelly, Tina, Mandey and Ashley and are blessed with 16 grandchildren.  Bob has always been known as a "jokster" and the man willing to do anything to help a friend, neighbor or complete stranger in need.