OCEAN CITY, Md. — Betty Moore of Cecil County received the award for Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau at the 2018 Maryland Farm Bureau Annual Convention.
A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Moore grew up on a farm in the Fair Hill area. Following marriage to her husband Charles, known locally as Bud, the couple moved to Heritage Hill Farm in Blue Ball. The couple and their family still farm this property today. It was once a dairy operation, but has now transitioned to field crops. Betty and Bud have three children, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Betty is a retired registered nurse and served as a school nurse in Cecil County Public Schools for 26 years. She remained active on the farm through her years as a nurse, along with devoting much of her time to local agricultural organizations. She has served on the county Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors, participated on the Women’s Education and Outreach Committee, the Scholarship Committee, and helped out with the county Citrus Sales Program.
One of Betty’s most notable roles is serving as the auction coordinator for the county’s annual banquet. The silent and live auctions raise thousands of dollars each year to strengthen the Cecil County Farm Bureau program.
Moore received the award during MFB’s annual Awards Banquet. “I’m speechless,” she said. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”
In addition to her service at Farm Bureau, Betty is one of the founding members of the Cecil County Farm Museum, where she serves as Membership Chair. Betty and her husband are also members of the Calvert Grange. She’s actively served in her church community as a deacon, taught Sunday School, worked as a church elder and is currently the Treasurer at Rock Presbyterian Church in Fair Hill.
The Moore’s have a special affinity for green tractors. Bud and their son, Don, have spent many years collecting and restoring antique tractors. Betty and Bud help organize the local chapter of the National Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association.
The Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau Award recognizes the unsung heroes who have dedicated their lives to making Farm Bureau a better and stronger organization. Recipients are long-time members who have volunteered countless hours organizing Farm Bureau events and other behind-the-scenes tasks.
— Maryland Farm Bureau