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Bob Moore of Shorter, chairman of the State Greenhouse, Nursery and Sod Committee, has been a licensed pilot for 38 years.

-- Photo by David Cole

Name:
Bob Moore

Age:
63

Residence:
Shorter, Macon County

Alfa Member Since:
1989

Current Office or Board:
Board member, Macon County Farmers Federation

Previous Office(s) or Board:
  • Served as chairman of the State Greenhouse, Nursery and Sod Committee.
  • Served on the State GNS Commmittee for 9 years.
  • Past president of the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association.
  • Served on the Alabama Agribusiness Board.
  • Served on the Auburn University Dean of Agriculture Advisory Board.


My Farm:
In partnership with Webb Davis, Moore is a wholesale grower of quality nursery stock, including boxwoods, Japanese Hollies, Crepe Myrtles, Junipers, Azaleas and Japanese Maples -- just to name a few. Moore & Davis Nursery, LLC, is a wholesale operation to the trade only, selling to independent garden centers and state licensed landscapers. The company has been in business for 23 years.

What I Like About Agriculture:
"Watching plants grow," Moore says.

The Biggest Challenge Facing Agriculture:
"The availability of labor and environmental regulations," said Moore before adding "the economy" to that list. "For the nursery business to thrive, home building is instrumental."

I'm Proud Of:
"I'm most proud of being able to live next door to my business, building this nursery from the ground up and having the opportunity to watch it prosper," says Bob.

My Family:
Bob and Patsy, his wife of 19 years, have three children: Robert Moore, Amie Brown and Robin Davies.

My Faith:
Bob is a member and former deacon at Bradford United Methodist Church in Shorter.

Education/Major:
After graduation from Avondale High School in Decatur, Ga., Bob attended Auburn University for two years before transferring to the University of West Alabama (then known as Livingston University) where he received a degree in business administration with a minor in economics. "I had no idea that I would be in the nursery business," he says.

A Good Day/Bad Day Is ...
"A good day is when we deliver a quality plant to a good customer," says Bob. "A bad day is when we did not get an order correct."

You May Not Know This About Me: "I've enjoyed being a private pilot for many years," said Bob, who received his pilot's license in 1973.


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