We are thankful for courses we have taken such as the Ranching For Profit course, following up with 3 yrs in EL (Executive Link). This time meant trips to different locations such as Edmonton, Big Sky Montana, where we have met life-long friends, and people that first sparked our garlic business. The marketing lessons, people-interactions learned through this will no doubt affect our business decisions for the rest of our lives. We met valuable people–people who genuinely cared about our business decisions, and our family. During this time period, Kevin and I took the ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ Steven Covey course–highly recommended. We were introduced to influential writers on business, and encouraged to be proactive in self-evaluations available, such as Winslow evaluations. Understanding what kind of a person we are from an objective view can sometimes be unnerving and humbling, but can be very valuable when channeled in the correct direction. We took the Bud Williams Marketing course–twice, and attend grazing schools, tours, and seminars available in SK and Manitoba. We really feel we have a LOT to learn, and the demands of small-scale farming in the 21st century can be daunting! We remain active in our local Southern Saskatchewan Holistic Management Club–a collection of ranching/farming families that have established goals of where they want to go~~therefore making decisions that will bring a beneficial result to the land, people, and finances.