“Glenn and Casey Cox introduce the Flint River like it’s a member of their family. And, in many ways, it is.”
— Brad Haire, Southeast Farm Press
The native trees, plants, and grasses on our farm are a special part of its unique ecosystem.
Longleaf Ridge is a family farm on the Flint River in Georgia. For five generations, our family has depended on the soil and water of this land for our livelihoods. Now the farm is in the process of transitioning to the sixth generation. Our story →
Sweet corn, sometimes called fresh market corn, is our farm's main crop. Our sweet corn is sold across the country between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. We also grow a small amount of sweet corn in the Fall.
Our family has grown peanuts for multiple generations. Located in the heart of peanut country, we are proud to be one of the many Georgia farm families that produce about half of the United States peanut crop each year.
We produce a small amount of field corn for biofuel (ethanol) and animal feed.
Recently, we started growing soybeans as part of our crop rotation.
The tall, regal pines of south Georgia have inspired many songs and poems the world over. We are lucky to have some beautiful pines on our farm, especially the naturally regenerated longleaf pines. This is a special ecosystem we manage with prescribed fire. The name of our farm - Longleaf Ridge - comes from a majestic stretch of naturally regenerated longleaf pines on a ridge along the river.
Our farm is home to a variety of wildlife whose habitat we strive to maintain through proper management. Each year seems to bring a new, surprising visitor!