FarmHouse Fraternity member attends exclusive seminar in Washington, D.C. over Spring Break

NEWSSTUDENTS | March 29, 2022

FarmHouse Fraternity member Dalton Cates was one of 12 undergraduate members internationally selected to attend the fraternity's Power of 7 Seminar.

A Troy University FarmHouse Fraternity member was one of just 12 undergraduates in the country to be invited to attend the national organization’s Power of 7 Seminar.

Dalton Cates
Dalton Cates

Dalton Cates, a junior marketing major from Leeds, was selected by the national fraternity to spend spring break in Washington, D.C. at the historic Mayflower Hotel attending the conference, that offered a weekend of networking, interacting and learning from FarmHouse leaders of U.S. business and industry including agriculture, finance, technology, law and real estate.

“I was honored to attend the Power of 7 conference. The three-day event was full of roundtable discussions with dozens of successful entrepreneurs and businessmen that are each alumni of FarmHouse Fraternity,” he said. “I am grateful to have been one of the undergraduate members to be selected from all of our international chapters.”

Membership in the Power of 7 is limited to FarmHouse alumni who give or pledge $10,000 to the 2021-22 FH Excellence Fund. Other participants included the fraternity’s foundation trustees, the FH International Executive Board members and fraternity staff.

Cates said the topics discussed included agricultural advances, dealing with adversity, personal health, the global economy and much more. In addition, he was paired with two mentor attendees: Eric Bymaster, associate vice chancellor of finance at Vanderbilt University, and Eric Thurber, co-founder and managing director of Three Bridge Wealth Advisors.

“All in all, the opportunity to attend this conference was one that I will never forget,” he said. “It truly was an honor to participate in discussions with so many experienced and knowledgeable minds. I am fortunate to have walked away with several new perspectives on an array of topics.”