Hello, my name is Gary Moore and practically a native of Williamson County, TN. Born in Bedford County, TN first and later moved at age nine and in the fourth grade, I found myself attending what was known then as College Grove High School in 1966 and living in the Triune community. Agriculture and farming was a part of my life as we grew corn, wheat, soybeans, lespedeza hay, wheat straw, beef cattle, tobacco, swine and vegetables.
Upon graduation in 1974, I enrolled at Middle TN State University in Murfreesboro, TN and graduated in 1979 with a BS Degree in Agriculture majoring in Plant and Soil Science and a minor in Environmental Science.
During my college years, I was fortunate, through a good friend’s father, to work part-time and become a student trainee with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). My career with NRCS lasted over 37 years as a soil/district conservationist in the following counties: Davidson, Blount, Robertson, Pickett, Lauderdale, Dekalb, Coffee, Cannon, and Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. My duties were to simply work with all landowners in the inventory and wise use of all its natural resources for crops, livestock, pasture/hay, forests/wildlife/ponds, lawns/gardens, aesthetic reasons, pleasure and comfort. Through the latter part of my career, I owned and operated a lawn service w/light landscaping on the side for 10 years.
After retirement in 2013, I immediately found employment again with The Land Trust for Tennessee serving as the Farmland Conservation Director for four years conserving and protecting 55 farms and forests forever from development on 15,500 acres.
Left the Land Trust in 2017 and was later employed with Foothills Land Conservancy as the Agriculture Specialist in 2017 doing the same thing in the protection of farms and forest forever as conservation easements attached to the deed to be passed down, sold, and or given away to future generations. There are also very valuable federal income tax deductions associated with easements in which I assist in the education of this process. We work with all landowners in KY, TN, AL, GA, NC, SC and VA on a voluntary basis as a non-profit and non-governmental entity.
Married to Martha Moore who is a registered surgical nurse and reside in the Riverview/Forrest Crossings Community of Franklin, TN. We share three grown children-Stacie, Chelsie and Jake. We attend Oak Valley Baptist Church and can’t believe we would ever leave our church, community, county, or country.