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Aletha Prouty

Eminent Homemaker

County: Hamlin

Clark Moeckly and his wife Pam have operated their family farm, now in its fourth generation, since 1968. In addition to their 3000 acre diversified farm, Clark also operates Moeckly Elevator and the Moeckly Certified Seed Conditioning Plant on their farm. His record as a "Class One" certified seed grower is exemplary and stands as a state milestone with more than 50,000 acres of five different crops certified to date. Clark has been president of the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association. He was instrumental in the establishment of the SD Crop Improvement Association's SDODAK Genetics program, partnering with SDSU, the Agricultural Experiment Station and Monsanto to produce and market the Roundup Ready trait in SDAES genetics. In addition, he served on the Foundation Seed Stocks Board of Directors, and is a member of the State Seed Certification Board. Currently, he is actively working in support of the proposed SDSU Seed Science Center. Under his leadership, the SD Crop Improvement Association approved a $50,000 grant for initial building planning costs. Moeckly Seed has also provided a substantial grant for the recently completed SDSU Greenhouse project. Clark has also served in leadership positions on the Amherst Elevator Board, the Lake Region Electric Cooperative, Soil Conservation Service Board, and United Methodist Church. He chairs the Marshall County Avera HealthCare Board, and led a successful building fund drive for a new hospital. Clark was a Peace Corps volunteer to Nepal following his graduation from SDSU. The Moeckly family actively supports 4-H and Extension activities.

Clark and his wife Pam have three daughters.