FHSU Alumnus named ag secretary's chief of staff

Dale Moore, FHSU alumnus, was named chief of staff to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman.

"Dale Moore joins the Department with the extensive agriculture and legislative experience," said Veneman in a press release. "He will be a valuable member of our team as we move the administration's agriculture agenda forward."

Prior to joining the USDA, Moore served as the executive director for legislative affairs in Washington, DC, for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association from 1997-2001. He also served as a former legislative director of the Committee on Agriculture at the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1996. As legislative director he played a vital role in the formulation and passage of the 1996 Farm Bill.

Moore also served as the Agriculture Committee's Republican legislative coordinator from 1993-1994. He served as the minority counsel for the Subcommittee on the Department of Operations, Research and Foreign Agriculture from 1991-1993. Prior to that Moore served as the agricultural legislative assistant for then U.S. Rep. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who is now a U.S. senator from Kansas.

While at FHSU Moore received a bachelor of science in biology. He worked at the University Farm Beef Unit under Gary Rolland, he was on the Livestock Judging Team and the Horse Judging Team and was a member of the FHSU Rodeo Team and of Block and Bridle.

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