ABOUT US


The Hudson Family is a major player in the pecan industry. With over 150 years of being owned and operated, the Hudson Family proudly brings you quality pecans from the heart of Pecan country. Located in South Georgia, beautiful orchards surround Hudson Pecan Company that continuously produce desirable pecans. These desirable pecans are brought to the Hudson Pecan plant to be cleaned, processed and packaged.

The Hudson Pecan Company is located in Ocilla, Georgia where production takes place. The plant is fully operational and in full swing during pecan season which is October through February. In the off season, Hudson Pecan Company continues operations in the sales division, always willing to provide fresh pecans from the recent harvest.

Sales include wholesale shipments in the domestic market as well as exporting internationally. Hudson has been in the export business since 1999 and has a solid working knowledge of exports.

 

Meet the Team

Randy and Mary Jo Hudson

randyThe Hudson‘s family is known for their expertise with pecans. Randy’s family has been in the pecan business for over 150 years. He currently owns and operates Hudson Pecan Company. Randy Hudson maintains over 1500 acres of producing pecan trees and annually processes more than five million pounds of pecans annually. With Randy’s farming background, he entered the University of Georgia in pursuit of gaining knowledge in the agricultural field and industry. Randy Hudson has received three degrees from the University of Georgia graduating with a BS degree in Soil Science, a Master’s degree in Agronomy with emphasis in Plant Science and a PhD in Entomology. He then went to work for The University of Georgia for 25 years as an Extension Specialist. There he was responsible for statewide programs for grains, forages and new crops. The last three years he was appointed director for the Center for Emerging Crops and Technologies. Dr. Hudson retired from the University of Georgia in 2004.

Randy is CEO of Hudson Pecans,  Vice President of the National Pecan Growers Association and past president of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association.  He and his wife still live in Ocilla, GA with their two sons and their families in a nearby town. Randy Hudson is very active in the local community of Irwin County as well.

 


Scott Hudson President/CFO

scottScott oversees all aspects of farming at Hudson Pecan. No stranger to farming, he operated his own peach business at the age of eight, and through the years has helped with the management, harvest and sales the family pecan business. He holds a BBA and a MBA from the University of Georgia, along with lifetime memberships in the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. Scott joined Hudson Pecan full-time in April 2010 after serving as Vice-President of Student Services at Moultrie Technical College.  Scott and his wife, Haley, are expecting a baby girl summer of 2017.

 


Phil Croft, Chief Operations Officer

philPhil Croft, oversees all operations from the farm to the final product. Working with industry leaders and crop specialist, Phil is committed to growing and producing pecans that are “Dedicated to Quality”. During harvest season, Phil Croft can be found at Hudson Pecan Company buying pecans from local producers, operating the cleaning facility and shelling plant. Phil also handles all sales in both domestic and international markets.

 


Sally Hatten, Financial Accounting

Sally Hatten handles all financial accounting for Hudson Pecan Company. Sally stays busy with allocating for all farm finances and managing Hudson Pecan customer accounts. In the off season Sally manages Hudson Pecan accounts to ensure continued customer service quality. Sally is a local, South Georgia resident. She resides in Fitzgerald, with her husband.

 


Winnie Lung, Sales Executive, China Market

maryWinnie handles all pecan sales for our China market. She is Chinese American and has resided in the US for over 20 years. She is able to communicate with customers by phone, fax, or email in Chinese. She also can be reached by China local telephone No. 86-13632219180 with a 12-hour time zone difference.