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Robert Moore joins OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program

By:Peggy Kirk Hall, Attorney and Director, Agricultural & Resource Law Program Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Photograph of Robert Moore

OSU is happy to welcome attorney Robert Moore to the Agricultural & Resource Law Program and Farm Office team.  Many in Ohio know Robert from his years in private practice with Wright & Moore Co, LPA, the firm he joined with Paul Wright and then co-owned with his wife Kelly.  Robert and Kelly are transitioning the law firm to their colleague Ryan Conklin, who along with attorney Evin Bachelor will continue representing farm clients across Ohio.

Robert grew up on a dairy farm in Coshocton County, where his family now raises beef cattle and crops.  He’s a double OSU graduate, first receiving a B.S. in dairy science followed by a Master’s degree in agricultural economics. 

His new position is a return to OSU, as Robert previously spent four years as an Extension Educator in Fairfield County and five years running the production business management program for OSU Extension.  During that time, he began attending Capital University Law School and graduated Cum Laude with his law degree in 2005.  We’re thrilled that his enthusiasm for teaching drew Robert back to OSU.

At OSU, Robert will put his years of advising farm operations on business and estate planning to work as he assumes responsibility for those areas in the Agricultural & Resource Law Program.  Through our partnership with the National Agricultural Law Center, Robert will implement research projects on long-term care planning, keeping farmland in the family, and using LLCs for farm businesses.  You’ll see Robert teaching for events like Farm Office Live and our Planning for the Future and Farmland Leasing workshops.  Watch for articles in the Ohio Ag Law Blog and his publications on  He has a great deal of knowledge to share with us.

We’re fortunate to bring Robert’s expertise to the Agricultural & Resource Law Program and expand our capacity to provide legal research and outreach to Ohio’s agricultural community.   Please join us in welcoming Robert back to OSU!


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