Ag News

Cofield joins GFB as national affairs coordinator

Georgia Farm Bureau has named Tripp Cofield its national affairs coordinator.

Cofield, who grew up in Valdosta worked on the staff of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall. Cofield analyzed bills in Congress and proposed federal regulations and recommended policy positions or strategic action. He also met with industry associations and advocacy groups to discuss legislative priorities, as well as interacting with constituents and stakeholders.


Cofield holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Valdosta state. In his new role as GFB national affairs coordinator, he will serve as liaison for both the organization and the state’s farmers with members of Congress, helping to communicate GFB’s policy positions on legislative topics relevant to agriculture. He’ll also organize trips for GFB members to assist with their farm advocacy efforts and coordinate in-state events hosting congressmen and their staff.

Cofield lives in Madison with his wife, Jenny, daughter Pinckney and son Rex. He succeeds Tas Smith, who left GFB in November to accept the position of Farm Service Agency state coordinator.