Elwood Garner co-owns and manages Garner Hog Farm, a 5,280 head finishing facility under contract with Smithfield Hog Production Division, with his mother. He also co-owns and manages, with his wife Jill, E & J Farms LLC, an eight-house broiler operation under contract with Nash Johnson and Sons Farms. Elwood’s father started the family business and Elwood lived and worked on the farm while growing up. Elwood graduated with a BA degree in criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He serves on the Duplin County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and has been a member of the Kenansville Fire Department for 19 years. Elwood and his wife, Jill, have served on the NC Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. He and Jill, along with their sons, George and Gavin. attend Grove Presbyterian Church.
- Elected to the board of directors in 2013, reelected in 2016, representing District 4.