Ron Moore from Roseville will have a new title to add to his long list of accomplishments, Master Farmer. According to Holly Spangler, Senior Editor of Prairie Farmer Magazine and Executive Editor for Farm Progress, Moore will join three other Illinois producers as they will be honored as 2023 Master Farmers at Prairie Farmer magazine’s annual event in Bloomington, Illinois, on Wednesday, March 15th. Spangler says the award recognizes exceptional agricultural production skills, commitment to family and service to community.
Ron and his wife, Deb, live near Roseville, where they raise 1,800 acres of corn, soybeans and hay, and finish 150 feeder calves with their son Michael. He’s served as president of the American Soybean Association and the Illinois Soybean Association, and he and Deb open their farm to many urban consumer tours. Ron was nominated by the Illinois Soybean Association.
Joining Moore as 2023 Master Farmer recipients are Martin Barbre of Carmi; David Meiss from Gridley; and Curt Strode who lives in Marietta.
“The Master Farmer award is Illinois agriculture’s lifetime achievement award,” says Spangler. “These farmers are at the top of their game, and they’ve received this award because they raise good crops and even better families, and they’ve built their communities along the way.”