Young Farmers honor Virginia Farm Bureau executive with Warren Beach Award

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The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers Committee recognized Martha Moore with their 2017 Warren Beach Award for her outstanding contributions to the VFBF Young Farmers Program.

Moore is the organization’s vice president of governmental relations. She was honored by the committee for her tireless efforts to support the Young Farmers Program and future agricultural leaders.

“She has worked days and nights and even weekends helping the farmers of Virginia reach their goals,” said committee chairman Mindy McCroskey. “She has been available to help our young farmers day and night. She has taken countless nighttime conference calls, helped to arrange a state candidate forum and fought to ensure farmers’ voices are heard in the General Assembly as a lobbyist.”

Moore received the award Nov. 29 at the 2017 VFBF Annual Convention in Williamsburg. It is named for a veteran Farm Bureau leader whose support of young farmers is legendary.

Her responsibilities include managing Farm Bureau’s overall lobbying efforts at the local, state and national levels and handling issues related to higher education, as well as budget issues. Moore grew up on a tobacco farm in Pittsylvania County.

“I am so honored by this award,” she said. “All I have ever wanted to do since I was a young girl was to fight for the farmers. I have been fortunate enough to do that for 25 years. These people are the reason I get up in the morning and fight; it is truly an honor.”
With 127,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus, VFBF is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry and preserving the Virginia way of life. View more convention news as it becomes available at

Contact Greg Hicks, VFBF vice president of communications, at 804-290-1139.

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