40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Anna Cooper



Job Title

Production Manager


  • Streamlined the company’s fall and winter greens production lines. Due to exceptionally strong sales growth in this area, production needed to triple in three years.
  • Already a 23-year industry veteran, Anna’s experience has provided her with the knowledge to confidently implement ideas and equipment upgrades to increase efficiency while enhancing product output and quality in the company’s production area.


The married mother of three daughters is always on the go. In addition to her busy work schedule, she finds time to volunteer at her daughters’ school and also helps run the family’s beef and cash crop farm.

Fun Facts

Her top menu choice is a good homemade hamburger.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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