Associate Program Officer
Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF)
Karli Moore, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, serves as NAAF’s Associate 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 her bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and agricultural business management from North Carolina State University. She will soon finish a dual master’s program in agricultural economics and international rural development from the University of Arkansas, with studies at Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany).
She coordinated a monarch butterfly conservation program for BASF Agricultural Solutions and conducted a logistical analysis relating to the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations for the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. She has experience in both 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.