David Moore, of Deltaville, Va., unit coordinator and agriculture and natural resources agent for the Middlesex County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, has been conferred the title of senior Extension agent emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension communities since 1992, Moore specialized in educational programs in agronomic crop production that emphasized the importance of best management practices to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries.

He worked closely with the Virginia Soybean Association, the Virginia Soybean Board, the Virginia Small Grains Association, local farm bureaus, and local agribusinesses to receive grant funding to strengthen educational programs for the benefit of their members. He organized countless field days, crops conferences, test plots, and other educational programs to help strengthen the agricultural economy in the Middle Peninsula of Virginia.

Moore served as director of the Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District and president of the Virginia Extension Service Association.

He received the 2004 Virginia Soybean Association's Research and Education Award, Virginia Tech’s 2009 Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension, the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, and many other awards throughout his career.

Moore received his bachelor’s degree in dairy science and his master’s degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech. 

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