Robert Rode - Board Member

Currently Bob is the manager of the Aquaculture Research Lab of Purdue University in W. Lafayette, Indiana. The majority of Bob’s job entails management of the lab’s indoor and pond facilities for aquatics research. Bob also has an extension appointment and tries to have demonstration projects of relevance to producers and interested parties in the Midwest.

Bob has a varied background working for both the public and private sector. Bob was the pond manager at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s research facility, worked on a catfish farm in California and a marine finfish hatchery in New Hampshire. He was an aquaculture volunteer with the Peace Corps in Thailand. He has a BS in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine and a MS in Aquaculture from Auburn University in Alabama.


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