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A 2001-2002 NCC Leadership Class member, Kent is now a NCC vice president and chair of its Quality Task Force and serves on multiple NCC committees among them the Farm Policy Task Force and Cottonseed Program Task Force. He is a Cotton Council International director and a former president (2011) of the National Cotton Ginners’ Association of which he has served on and chaired numerous committees. He also is a past president of Southeastern Ginners Association.
The Georgia native earned degrees in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Economics at the University of Georgia. In 1995, he began with Southeastern Gin, Inc. and in 2004 built a peanut buying point, and the firm became Southeastern Gin and Peanut, Inc. The company since has acquired Altamaha Oil in Baxley, and Kent is president/CEO of both companies.
Kent married to Missi Brinkman Fountain. They have two sons and attend Jesup First United Methodist Church where Kent serves on the Board of Trustees.