Bruce Maloch

Past National Officer Gives Back with Planned Gift

Bruce MalochRaised on the family farm near Emerson, Arkansas, Bruce Maloch learned the value of hard work and respect for others. He credits much of his leadership ability to FFA. Bruce served as Arkansas FFA state president and then became a national secretary in 1976–77. He studied business agriculture at Southern Arkansas University and went on to receive a Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law.

It seems that Bruce has always been called to lead. While at SAU, he served as president of the Student Government Association and later served as president of the SAU Alumni Association. Upon graduation from law school, Maloch returned to Columbia County and began practicing law. In his spare time, Bruce is an auctioneer and donates his services for charitable events throughout the area.

Bruce and his wife, Martha, live on the farm where he was born and raise registered Brangus cattle. Martha is a retired educator from the Emerson-Taylor School District. They have three children, Ryan, Lauren, and Victoria.

Bruce and Martha wanted to give back to FFA by supporting the National Officer program through their estate plan. They decided to make FFA a beneficiary of Bruce’s deferred compensation plan for now. Upon retirement, Bruce plans to make a planned gift from his 401(k).

"My experience with FFA as a student taught me responsibility and the value of a work ethic. That, along with wonderful guidance from my ag advisor, provided a great foundation for the future. Being an officer, first at the state level and then as national secretary, gave me the confidence, communication skills, and leadership training that have served me well in every phase of my professional career. No one knows what the future holds, but it will surely need bright young people providing food, fuel, and fiber for the ever-increasing world community.

Giving back to the FFA Foundation is just another way to serve and help ensure the future is in good hands."