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H. Louis Moore ’52 B.S. and ’56 M.S. Agricultural Economics

Posted: December 10, 2013

Moore received his bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural economics from Penn State in 1952 and 1956, respectively. He is professor emeritus of agricultural economics, retiring from Penn State in 2011 with more than 55 years of service.

In the 1970s, Moore pioneered the first educational programs in agricultural futures markets. These markets now are used widely by farmers and agricultural industries.

Beginning in 1990, Moore did intensive extension work throughout Eastern Europe in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Copernicus Society of America. His work included training hundreds of professionals in extension.

Seven years later, he started a 13-year USDA faculty exchange program that brought 75 faculty members from the former Soviet Union to the United States for rigorous marketing training. He and his colleagues raised nearly $1 million to support the program.

Throughout his career, Moore has written hundreds of articles and has worked closely with county extension educators, farmers and people from all aspects of agribusiness. He is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and has appeared regularly on WPSU-TV's "Weather World" program and its predecessor, "Farm, Home and Garden."

Among Moore's many awards are the PennAg Industries Association Distinguished Service Award, the USDA Faculty Exchange Award, the Outstanding International Spirit of Extension Award, and the Bankers' Association 56 Year Service Award. During his involvement with the Pennsylvania Bankers' Association, he organized the group's annual conferences.

Moore and his wife, Jane, live in a restored, 200-year-old log barn and have four sons who also attended Penn State.