Michigan Farm Bureau has announced Bridget Moore as the organization’s West Central associate regional manager, effective July 6. She will report to Deb Schmucker, director of the Field Operations Division.
In her position, Moore will be the communication bridge between the county and state Farm Bureau keeping both areas abreast of issues and concerns impacting farmers and agriculture. She will assist counties with membership and implementation of programs and policies at the county, state, and national levels.
Moore comes to Michigan Farm Bureau from United Dairy Industry of Michigan where she served as an industry relations specialist. She was responsible for expanding working relationships with dairy farmers across the state, overseeing the grant program and creating newsletters to update dairy farmers on their investment. Prior to UDIM, she served as a member representative for Michigan Milk Producers Association.
“Being an active Farm Bureau member in Osceola County has given me the opportunity to watch a talented, dedicated group of staff be able to help farmers across the state,” Moore said. “I have always appreciated how devoted they are in making a difference for each member. I’m thrilled to be joining a team that cares deeply about agriculture and the agriculture community.
“I’m enthusiastic to help increase membership and work to get inactive members to jump into the opportunities MFB provides. And I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge of different commodities and help members in the West Central Region connect more with MFB and reach their goals.”
Michigan Farm Bureau is no stranger to Moore: She served as the Young Farmer Chairperson in Osceola County as well as a member of the State Young Farmer Committee. In addition, Moore serves as a 4-H volunteer in both Clinton and Osceola counties.
“After college I was looking to be a part of an organization that made a difference and would help me grow as an individual,” Moore said. “I contacted my Farm Bureau Insurance agent about getting involved in our local Farm Bureau and haven't looked back. The Young Farmer program is a fantastic way to grow as a young leader. You meet some of the most incredible individuals and have some wonderful opportunities.”
“District 7 is such a diverse area of agriculture and has a fantastic group of leadership that I look forward to helping by being supportive, actively listening, lending a hand and giving my time. My plan is to grow with District 7 Young Farmer's as they each find their ‘sweet spot’ in leadership positions and grow their livelihoods as well as county Farm Bureau's.”
Moore is a 2015 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in animal science with a minor in agribusiness management.