When Nebraska Farm Bureau Board member Scott Moore was two years old, his grandfather gave him a registered Hereford cow. From that cow, he sold a few bulls to put money in the piggy bank. And that’s how the story began.
As you can see, Scott grew up with farming in his blood. He and his family are from Bartley, located in Frontier County in southwest Nebraska. When he was 16, Scott rented some farm ground with his Uncle. He went on to graduate from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., with a degree in agriculture production and accounting. He purchased his first place with a beginning farmer loan and now has an operation consisting of irrigated and dryland corn, irrigated soybeans, dryland winter wheat and a 300-head cow/calf operation.
Scott and his wife Carla have two children: Zack,16, and Kati, 13. In a charming voice, Scott claims Carla is a transplant – part city girl, part country girl – who married a farmer but now loves the freedom and lifestyle of the country. Scott loves the lifestyle, too, but says farming in his area also comes along with challenges.