Name: Paul E. Moore, ARA, RPRA
Current Position: Owner and manager of Paul Moore Appraisal Services, LLC
City, State: Versailles, KY
Designation(s): ARA, RPRA
Area/Territory Served (if applicable): Kentucky and several other States.
Responsibilities: Agricultural Real Property Appraiser - Greenhouse Appraisals; Permanent Planting Appraisals; Yellow Book and USPAP Appraisals and Technical Reviews of Rural Properties and Conservation Easements (Purchase of Development Rights, WRP, GRP); IRS Appraisals and Appraisal Reviews; Government Appraisal Work; Rural Residential Appraisals; Rural Land Appraisals, Poultry Appraisals, Swine Appraisals, Grain Facility Appraisals, Winery Appraisals; Equine Appraisals; NRCS Conservation Easement Reviews, Lender Reviews; Some non-Agri. Commercial Appraisals, etc…
Educational Background: Graduate of Russell County High School, Russell Springs, KY, 1971; Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with a minor in Business Administration, at Western Kentucky University, 1975. Have completed 600+/- hours of appraisal education, almost all of which was provided by ASFMRA.
Society Involvement: Joined ASFMRA April 29, 1988. I acquired the designations of ARA in 1991 and RPRA in 1994. Served on several Bluegrass KFMRA Chapter and National ASFMRA Committees. Served 3 terms as Chapter President (1996, 2009 & 2010). Currently serving on the National Financial Investment Committee; ASFMRA District II VP from 2011 through 2014.
Professional Experience/Accomplishments: Designated appraiser by USDA, Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), State Director in 1976. Employed for almost 34 years with FmHA, later to be known as Farm Service Agency (FSA). Served on FmHA & FSA National Task Force as Member & Instructor for FSA Appraisers on development and Use of Agency Appraisal Software. Retired from USDA, FSA, on March 1, 2008, at which time I was Senior Staff Appraiser for Kentucky. Obtained Certified General Real Estate Appraiser certification in 1992. Formed Paul Moore Appraisal Services, LLC, May 2005. Served as member and also Vice Chair of the Kentucky Real Estate Appraisers Board, 2007-2009. Currently First Vice President of ASFMRA.
General Information: Raised on small tobacco, dairy, hog and feed grain farms in Casey and Russell Counties, Kentucky. Paul, his wife Beth reside in Versailles, Kentucky. They are active members of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington where Paul serves on the Trustee Committee. Paul and Beth both work with the College Students attending Porter. Beth is a retiree from USDA, Rural Development as a Multi-Family Housing Loan Specialist and was with the Agency for over 28 years. We have two daughters, 3 grandsons and 2 foster grandchildren. Our oldest daughter, Stacie, is a Registered Nurse at the Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Kristin our other daughter, is a nurse at Pediatric Associates in Lexington, KY.