Author Archives: Gary Moore

About Gary Moore

Gary Moore is a retired professor from North Carolina State University. He is an award-winning teacher and has made presentations in 41 states, 3 Canadian provinces and on 4 continents.

Rufus Stimson

It was my pleasure to participate in a ZOOM workshop for agricultural education teachers today for Mt. Olive University. I spoke about the impact that Rufus Stimson, one of the pioneer leaders in agricultural education, made on agricultural education. He … Continue reading

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Circuit Rider Preachers: True Stories

In April I enjoyed speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at North Carolina State University. I discussed the life of the circuit rider preacher and then shared true stories gleaned from the journals the preachers kept and newspaper articles. … Continue reading

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Booker T.

In recognition of Black History Month it was my pleasure to speak to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Raleigh last week on the topic “Booker T. Washington: Savior of His Race or Traitor?” We had a great discussion and … Continue reading

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Indiana in January??

I will have to admit I was a little leery about accepting a speaking invitation in Indiana in January. After surviving six Indiana winters from 1976-1982 when I was a faculty member at Purdue University, I had an idea about … Continue reading

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Getting REAL

It was a pleasure discussing priority management with the North Carolina State University REAL (Rurally Engaged Agricultural Leaders) last week. Most people might say the topic was about time management but we can’t really manage time. However, we can identify … Continue reading

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Whew!

It is nice to take a deep breath! I made four (or 5) presentations last week depending upon how you count them. The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) along with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) meet … Continue reading

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They Laughed and Laughed

It is always fun to speak to the Pamlico County Historical Association in Grantsboro, NC. Last night I spoke about the History and Evolution of the Outhouse. The audience was comprised primarily of senior citizens who had grown up in … Continue reading

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150 Years of the Grange

I was honored to be invited to speak at the 150th Anniversary of the Grange in Pennsylvania. If you don’t know about the Grange it is rural oriented organization started soon after the Civil War in an attempt to improve … Continue reading

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Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

This past week I defied the message in Thomas Wolfe’s novel, You Can’t Go Home Again. I did go home – to Lampasas, Texas to speak at the annual Lampasas County Farm Bureau Convention. I grew up in Lampasas and … Continue reading

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The Plight of Japanese American Farmers

In baseball the fourth player in the batting order is known as the cleanup hitter. So I like to think since I was the fourth speaker at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at North Carolina State University yesterday that made me … Continue reading

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