The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Dale Moore will lead the organization’s public policy department as executive director of public policy. Moore, an agricultural policy veteran, will manage the organization’s lobbying staff, according to AFBF Executive Vice President and Treasurer Julie Anna Potts.
Moore will replace Mark Maslyn, who will retire from AFBF on Feb. 1 after 32 years of distinguished service.
“Dale brings more than 30 years of deep public policy and Capitol Hill experience to this position,” Potts said. “AFBF will greatly benefit from Dale’s experience and insights gained from working with members of Congress and the administration on agricultural policy issues.”
In 2001, Moore was appointed by President George W. Bush as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) chief of staff. He served four individuals appointed as secretaries of agriculture—Ann M. Veneman, Mike Johanns, Chuck Conner (acting) and Ed Schafer. He also provided transition assistance to President Barack Obama’s agricultural advisors.
AFBF Chief Economist Dr. Bob Young now will serve as deputy executive director of public policy for AFBF—the position formerly held by Moore.
“AFBF is pleased that Dale and Bob will be leading our lobbying effort,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “As the American Farm Bureau reorganizes, integrates and realigns its organizational resources behind implementing our grassroots policies, we know that the strategic know-how and analytical skills that Dale and Bob offer will take us down the road to success.”