Buck and Mikelyn Moore
Buck and Mikelyn Moore call Lenox, Georgia home. Buck’s heritage is steeped in country life. With five generations on both his mother’s and father’s side, it was only natural for him to follow in his family’s farming footsteps.
Charlie Rutland, Buck’s great, great grandfather settled in the edge of Berrien County, Georgia in the late 1800’s. He raised his family there, one son was John Rutland. John had Bruce and he had a daughter named Tonita, Buck’s mom. Tonita married Ricky Moore, Buck’s father.
The Moore’s go back five generations as well. Richard, Buck, Lloyd and Ricky Moore all farmed. Lloyd, Buck’s grandfather, is where the real farming story begins.
Lloyd, a tenant farmer with five children, lived in the house and on the land of the farmer he worked for. The year he turned forty, the farmer let him go. The whole family was devastated, no income and no house to live in. A very bleak time in Lloyd’s life.
Lloyd had been saving a little money along and along and was able to rent land that year and later managed to buy 450 acres of his own. The lowest time in his life became the greatest blessing.
Buck began farming in 2011 with his brother and brother-in-law with a helpful watch of his father. Their business is called Southern Acres and about half or their operation is dedicated to producing cotton.
Cotton has always been a big part of the Moore’s life. In fact, when Buck proposed to his wife, Mikelyn, he placed the ring box in a boll of cotton. They recently welcomed their own little precious cotton boll, Molly! Molly runs the show and is her Daddy's favorite farmhand.