Garrett and Reggie attended the FamilyFarms Group Gateway to Success Winter Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. There they attend breakout sessions about everything from finance to business marketing. As always, there was a variety of different educational opportunities offered at the conference that Reggie and Garrett took advantage of. The keynote
speaker of the conference was Walt Colman III who is the controller for Highland Dairy in Little Rock Arkansas and an NFL referee.
During the conference, Reggie and Garrett were awarded the Operational Achievement Award. This award is given to the farm that completed the most initiatives (goals) for the year. Strickland Farming completed 45 initiatives in 2016, including the launch of a new website and the completion of their new farm shop.