Native American Agriculture Fund
Karli Moore, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, serves as NAAF’s Program Officer.
She has experience with family farm operations, youth-led food sovereignty initiatives, corporate agribusiness, international agriculture projects, and land grant institutions.
Ms. Moore earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and agricultural business management from NC State University. She finished a dual master’s program in agricultural economics (University of Arkansas) and international rural development (Ghent University via studies at Humboldt University in Berlin). Ms. Moore completed a graduate certificate in Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University.
After graduating from NC State, she coordinated an award-winning monarch butterfly conservation program for BASF Agricultural Solutions. During graduate school, Ms. Moore conducted a logistical analysis of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations for the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. She has experience in tribal communities (working for her family’s direct-market beef business in North Carolina) and global contexts (conducting rural development research in Slovakia).
Ms. Moore served on the inaugural board of directors for the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Alliance and is a member of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS). She is a Park Scholar, Udall Scholar, and sister of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. She cherishes her parents, three siblings, and extended family and friends. Ms. Moore looks forward to promoting Native agriculture.