Kent and his brother operate Herman Dairy Farm, and they are assisted by Kent’s son, Colby, and son-in-law, Clayton, in milking 450 cows. They have a 400-cow-and-calf beef operation and raise 275,000 chickens. In addition, they plant row crops and hay on more than 1,000 acres and manage 850 acres of pastureland. Kent is a member of the boards of the American Dairy Association of North Carolina and Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Inc., and he serves as chairman of DFA’s Southeast Area Council. Kent is also a member of DFA’s Executive Committee.