Gary Moore, Agriculture Specialist, Foothills Land Conservancy
Gary was raised on a 300 acre farm in Williamson County, TN producing corn, wheat, soybeans, tobacco, straw, lespedeza hay, beef cattle, swine, and truck farming / vegetables. He graduated from MTSU in 1979 with BS degree in Agriculture majoring in Plant and Soil Science. He retired in 2013 with a 37 year career with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service serving in twelve counties across the state as district conservationist.
Gary recently served a four year position as the Farmland Conservation Director with The Land Trust for TN. He was responsible for protecting farmland with conservation easements on 55 properties for 15,500 acres in 2017. He is now employed as Agriculture Specialist with Foothills Land Conservancy serving all of KY, TN, AL, GA, NC, SC, and VA protecting farms and forests forever from development as the organization, and he is now involved in overseeing 90,000 acres under conservation easements on 190 properties.
Gary resides in Franklin, TN of Williamson County where he works from his house and truck and an office in the farm headquarters located in Blount County, TN.