Mr. Moseley has a distinguished record of service to
Agriculture. Most recently he served as Assistant Secretary of
Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment at the
United States Department of Agriculture. In this capacity, Mr.
Moseley was responsible for directing the policies and supervising
the activities and programs of the U.S. Forest Service and
the Soil Conservation Service.
After receiving his bachelor's degree from Purdue, Mr. Moseley
established a thousand-acre grain and hog farming enterprise
near Clarks Hill, Indiana. His farming operation is a model of
how, through good management, an individual can start small
and build a successful, large-scale farm business. He has been
recognized as one of Indiana's outstanding young farmers and
was the recipient of the Jaycees "National Outstanding Young
Farmer Award" in 1982. He has sponsored an active intern
program at his farming operation, and many Purdue students
have gained firsthand experience through his summer internships.
Mr. Moseley has also been a frequent guest lecturer for
agricultural courses and events at Purdue. He is a former
member of the Dean of Agriculture's Advisory Council.
Before appointment as Assistant Secretary, Mr. Moseley served
as Agricultural Advisor to William Reilly, Administrator of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this position, he
advised the administrator on environmental issues that directly
affected the agricultural industry. He has also served with
several public policy groups that deal with agriculture and rural
development at the local, state, and national levels, including
the Board of Directors of the Farm Foundation. He is a former
Chairman of the Board of the Indiana Institute of Agriculture,
Food, and Nutrition.