Cox is the 2022 secretary of NPB and is a sixth-generation grower who farms along with her father, Glenn, and is the president and CEO of Longleaf Ridge Farms. They grow runner peanuts, sweet corn, field corn, soybeans and timber. Cox graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation. This degree has allowed her to make conservation her personal and professional passion by implementing sustainability practices on her farm.
Cox is involved in a number of industry and professional organizations. She is a shareholder/member of American Peanut Growers Group, LLC and serves as a board member on the Georgia Seed Development Commission and Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. Cox is currently the vice chair of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Dean’s Advisory Council and member of the Lower Flint-Ochlockonee Regional Water Council. She is a graduate of the Peanut Leadership Academy (2018), Leadership Georgia (2019) and Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (2016), where she is currently on the board of directors. Cox also serves on the Georgia Peanut Commission Advisory Board and the American Farm Bureau Federation Farm Policy Committee. She is on the board of directors for the Mitchell County Farm Bureau and Mitchell County Boys and Girls Club. Additionally, Cox is the former executive director of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District and currently serves as a district supervisor.
It is an honor to serve as Georgia’s board member,” Cox said. “I am proud of the work the Board has done on allergies, promotions and research. Engaging with new consumers and reaching new generations is important for the future of our industry, and the Board does that in ways that are forward thinking and out of the box. In serving on the Board, I love having the opportunity to get to know other peanut farmers from across the country, building relationships and working collaboratively to accomplish our goals.”
Cox is engaged to fiancé Chris Kerr. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors in the woods on the farm and by the Flint River. She enjoys hiking, reading and travel.