Joby Young officially joins the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) this past week as its executive vice president. Young will serve as AFBF President Zippy Duvall’s top advisor, lead AFBF operations across departments and work closely with state Farm Bureaus to achieve federation goals.

“I am excited to now be part of the Farm Bureau team,” Young said. “Dale Moore has been an exemplary public servant and leader in the agriculture community. I’m thankful to enter this role with Dale’s service as a guide and the tremendous resource of dedicated teammates both at AFBF and in the Farm Bureau network nationwide. I look forward to working alongside them in the days ahead to achieve great outcomes for America’s farm families and rural communities."

Young is replacing Moore, who has served in leadership roles at AFBF for a decade, first as vice president of public policy and since 2018 as executive vice president. Moore is retiring after more than 40 years of working on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers.

“It has been an honor and privilege beyond words to serve America’s farmers and ranchers for the past four decades. I am deeply grateful for the incredible opportunities I’ve had on Capitol Hill, at USDA and at AFBF to support agriculture," Moore said. "Most of all, I cherish the many friendships this kid from rural Kansas has been blessed with throughout my time in D.C. I look forward to staying in touch as I open this new chapter of life focused on family.”

Moore’s retirement was announced March 9, and Young’s selection was announced June 24.