About Rockhill Farms
Rockhill Farms, Inc. was created from a passion for “farm life.” Both James and Jessica Rockhill have lived on farms growing up which fostered a love for all facets of farm life. So much so, that they searched for over two years for the perfect area to start their farm and raise their family. In 2015, the Rockhill’s were truly blessed by the opportunity to settle down in Molino, Florida. The farm was originally 250 acres and is now 283 acres and continues to grow. The Rockhill’s then decided to become hay producers offering several varieties of hay. In fact, they made a huge investment in high-quality Perennial Peanut Hay which has taken two years to establish the latest/best varieties (Tito and Peace). While their hay fields were being established, the Rockhill’s never slowed down launching four commercial size/grade greenhouses offering a variety of potted plants and cut flowers. In short, Rockhill Farms’ story is filled with journeys of dedication, success and blessings.
Meet the Staff
Cody Hamilton English
Cody Hamilton English was born and raised in Santa Rosa County with a passion for agriculture and farming. Growing up in a rural agricultural area, Cody was literally surrounded by farming among family that has farmed for generations. All through High School Cody was involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA) even going to State Championships in such events as Land Judging. The University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences was next for Cody as he attained his Bachelors Degree in Plant Science with honors. While attending University studies, Cody was also very active in the Student Club Organization working in the greenhouses to grow plants to sell and raise money for the organization. He was also a “CALS Ambassador” (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) educating young people on the diversity and importance of agriculture, while encouraging them to pursue farming.
Cody next worked with the Santa Rosa County Extension Agency during an internship subsequently being hired full time to work with Santa Rosa County’s farmers to assist them with problems they encountered. The following year Cody was hired as an Agricultural Scientist at University of Florida, West Florida Research and Education Center. While there he continued gaining experience in agriculture as well as receiving training in best management practices and receiving a Commercial Applicator License. Cody conducted experiments on crops to collect data and analyze it to deduce the best options for farms across the Southeast.
In 2015, Cody joined Rockhill Farms as the Farm Manager and is very excited to be part of an ever-growing professional agricultural organization. Cody is also blessed by the Lord with an amazing wife and baby girl.
Logan Purvis grew up right here in Molino, Florida and has worked for the past several years in the agricultural business, farming corn and soybeans on the family farm. Logan graduated from Gulf Power Academy at West Florida High School of Advanced Technology. Logan’s passion for agriculture and farming led him to joining Rockhill Farms in 2016. Since joining the team, Logan has worked his way through the ranks being promoted to Farm Supervisor.