Moore County Business Honored at North Carolina 4-H Alumni Awards

Representatives from Moore County Farm Bureau are presented with the NC 4-H Partners Award by Mike Yoder (left), Associate Director and State Program Leader for 4-H, and Jolyna Sundbom (right), the 2023-24 NC 4-H State President. COURTESY OF NORTH CAROLINA 4-H / NC STATE UNIVERSITY


The Moore County Farm Bureau was honored Saturday, April 27, at the North Carolina 4-H Alumni Awards at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

Moore County Farm Bureau was presented with the NC 4-H Partners Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations who have provided impactful philanthropic support to the North Carolina 4-H program.

“What sets 4-H apart is its emphasis on mentorship and community engagement,” Mike Yoder, associate director and state program leader for North Carolina 4-H, said at the ceremony. “Through partnerships with local volunteers, educators and businesses, 4-H creates a support network for young people, offering guidance, encouragement and real-world connections.”

In 2022, the Moore County 4-H Extension agent reached out to Moore County Farm Bureau seeking sponsorship of the upcoming 4-H Livestock Show. In response, the Moore County Farm Bureau Board and insurance agents contributed more than $3,000 to cover the cost of premiums, ribbons, grand and reserve champion awards, and judges’ fees for the event to be held.

4-H members across 12 counties in central North Carolina, including Moore County, showed beef steers and heifers and goat does and wethers at the event. 

The organization continued its support of Moore County 4-H by attending the livestock show, encouraging youth participants and donating bottled water for show participants and families, which the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers group handed out during the event.

Over the past two years, Moore County Farm Bureau has donated more than $6,000 in premiums awarded to over 100 youth.

The annual North Carolina 4-H Alumni Awards are dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the exceptional contributions of the state’s 4-H volunteers and alumni who continue to give back to the program.