Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
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Moore honored with Excellence in Leadership Award by Farm Bureau
Jackson - Mrs. Eddie Myrtle Moore of Pelahatchie, MS, was awarded Farm
Bureau’s Excellence in Leadership Award at the organization’s
annual meeting in Jackson on December 5.
Mrs. Moore has been involved in the Women’s program with Farm Bureau
for more than 40 years. She was one of the first people to promote the
Ag in the Classroom program into schools in her county and district. She
also encouraged others to participate in the Farm Bureau state convention,
the Blair Batson Toy Drive, the Young Farmer Silent Auction, and the women’s
She was also very instrumental in collecting money and supplies for the
Ronald McDonald House to celebrate “Food Checkout Day”. In
addition to that, she encouraged others to help her with the Women’s
Day at the Capitol where many farm women let legislators know what some
of the issues of importance were in agriculture.
Mrs. Moore has served as her county Farm Bureau Women’s Chair and
also on the Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee.
Farm Bureau President David Waide said of Mrs. Moore, “Eddie Myrtle
has been generous with her energy, money, and time promoting Mississippi
Farm Bureau. She has certainly enriched many of us by her Christian example
of volunteerism, her encouragement “to get involved” in worthwhile
causes, and her consistent dedication to all that she believes is right
The Excellence in Leadership Award was established to recognize volunteer
leaders of Farm Bureau who have made a significant contribution to Farm
Bureau and agriculture in Mississippi. Their contributions have been performed
as a result of unselfish effort to strengthen Farm Bureau and to enhance
rural life in Mississippi.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 204,000 member-families statewide. There
are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi
where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of
Mississippi 's economy.
Headquartered in Jackson
, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural
organization and is not associated with any arm of the government.
For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.com.