Ashley Cox – District 7
Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin
Representing District 7 on the Florida Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee is Ashley Cox. Cox and her husband Cameron live in Indian River County with their two precious Catahoulas, Rory and Delilah.
Together, the young couple own and operate two very different agricultural operations. Ashley is the owner of Indian River Aquaculture, a clam cultivating farm in the Indian River Lagoon and Cameron owns Rocking Ox Cattle Company, a small cow/calf operation near Vero Beach.
Cox is an early riser and starts her day at the gym before she heads out to the farms. “I spend all week at the farms and use my weekends to catch up on household chores,” she said. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy hunting, fishing, lobstering and boating.
Her love for agriculture and her community strengthen her ability to improve the environment. “As the population of the world increases, farmland continues to decrease,” Cox said. “Providing the best management practices and sustainability of our farms will provide food for our current and future generations.”
Cox believes in the importance of telling your story. Her involvement in the State Women’s Program, as well as Young Farmer and Rancher Program, has encouraged her to share her story of agriculture with others.
“The Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Committee helps bring the women of agriculture together to make a difference in their communities,” she said.
“Being a woman farmer will never be easy and there will always be challenges,” Cox explained. “The longer I have worked in the industry the more respect I gain due to my knowledge and love for agriculture.”