Concord, N.H. – November 8, 2014 – Christina Murdock, DVM of Concord, won the Excellence in Agriculture Award at the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation 99th annual meeting last night. She will represent the Granite State at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in San Diego, C.A. this January.
She was chosen for the award, based on her involvement in the state Young Farmer program and her community involvement. Although Christina didn’t grow up on a farm, her interest in agriculture developed while attending Alvirne High School in Hudson. She participated in the FFA program and cared for livestock at the school’s farm. Since obtaining her doctorate in 2007 from Colorado State University she has been practicing medicine on large and small animals.
The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes Young Farmers between the ages of 18 to 35 who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation, but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in agriculture, their leadership ability and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.
Christina excels when it comes to her involvement in Farm Bureau and the Young Farmer program. She actively participates in various projects such as the Harvest for All, where she and fellow Young Farmers collected surplus produce from local farms and donated it to the soup kitchen in Concord. In addition, she is an advocate for agriculture and traveled to Washington, D.C. with fellow Young Farmers to meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill. In addition to her involvement with Farm Bureau, Christina coaches the Alvirne FFA team for veterinary science.
Farm Bureau has opened many doors for Christina and she is looking forward to competing nationally. “I would like to thank Farm Bureau for all the opportunities it has provided me,” said Christina. “I’m looking forward to continuing to serve New Hampshire agriculture in the years to come.”
The expense paid trip to San Diego is provided by the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation. Christina also received a monetary prize thanks to Pleasant View Gardens.