Reggie Strickland


A graduate of North Carolina State University in 1987 with an AgriBusiness Management degree, Reggie has gained additional training through the Philip Morris Ag Leadership Development program and Texas A&M TEPAP. Reggie serves on several different boards for businesses, North Carolina State University and is on the board for Wayne Country Day School.

Garrett Strickland

Chairman of the Board

Garrett brings years of experience to our farming operation and has never stopped learning. He loves to read, watch the news and discuss politics. He has an active interest in North Carolina politics. He served as a Sampson county commissioner for the republican party. He loves history of his family, farm and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Garrett’s knowledge of the area and his people skills are invaluable to Strickland Farming.

Laura Strickland

Reggie's Wife

Reggie calls Laura “his greatest asset.” She graduated from North Carolina State University in 1992 with a BS in Management and received her MBA from East Carolina University in 1995. Laura oversees the payroll benefit programs, insurance requirements and investments for Strickland Farming

Scott Strickland

Crop Manager

Scott is the crop manager for the operation. He started with us in 2013 and oversees all aspects of our diversified crop farm, from planting to harvest. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our operation from his experience. He grew up on a family farm and is a great asset to our operation. He monitors the progress of all crops and oversees the sweet potato harvest.

Craig Harvell

Service Manager

Craig manages the grain facility, services all of the equipment and ensures that operators are operating in the right field. He has been the “go-to” man for anyone with an equipment problem or issue, since 2008. Craig lives in Suttontown.

Scott Mickey


Scott has worked for Strickland Farming since 2000 and became CFO in 2012 to monitor the financial operations of the businesses.

Gene Darden

Machinist and Fabricator

Gene joined out team in 2009 as an expert machinists and fabricator. He hauls the grain for the operation, also manages the tobacco and sweet potato transplanting operation in the spring and manages shipping of our vegetables at harvest. Gene lives in Suttontown and has two children.

Pontha Daughtry

Equipment Operator

Pontha operates the crop sprayer and hauls tobacco to market. He always looks for what’s best for the operation and willingly attends production meetings with Garrett and Reggie. Pontha lives in Suttontown, and is married to Sharon and has 3 children.

Harry Oates

Swine Production Manager

Harry is our Swine Production manager. He began working here in 1965…over 50 years ago! He is a valuable asset to us and also someone everyone respects and admires.

Jeannie Barefoot

Office Manager

Jeannie joined our team in April 2012. She has a Paralegal degree from Johnston Community College. She handles payroll, accounts payable, and manages the farm office. Jeannie lives in Newton Grove with her husband and their two children.

Matt Keen

Equipment Operator

Matt began working with us in 2015. He is a valued employee who was raised on a row crop farm. He brings lots of experience and knowledge to Strickland Farming and a willingness to do what needs to be done.