Cattle Producer Prepares for Sommet de l’Élevage in France

The Southeast AgNet Radio Network recently interviewed Renée.  Below is an excerpt, and you can read the rest here.

The Sommet de l’Élevage is holding its 26th annual event, October 4–6, in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The event is the European Union’s (EU) largest livestock exposition, featuring competitions and a tradeshow. This year, the Sommet is especially exciting for U.S. cattle producers because, for the first time ever, Americans have been invited to the event.

Reneé Strickland of Strickland Ranch and Exports, Inc., and former president of the Livestock Exporters Association, is among the few Americans to be attending the event. She invites several French farmers to her Florida ranch every year, which prompted her interest in the Sommet. Now that Strickland has the opportunity to actually attend, she has a key goal in mind.