Born and raised on a farm, Bell has farmed and been partner of Bell Farms since graduating college. His farming operation consists of peanuts, cotton, corn, pine timber and 200 head of cattle. Bell is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin College of Agriculture, and the University of Georgia. Bell is also a member of the board of directors for the American Peanut Growers Group. His leadership experience includes membership in the Decatur County, Ga. and American Farm Bureaus, as well as past presidency of the peanut committees of the American and Georgia Farm Bureaus. He has also served as an advisory board member of the health science and professional studies department at Bainbridge State College. Bell enjoys travel and attending sports games, including University of Georgia football and the Atlanta Braves.