Here's are the basic qualifications to be in a SDARL class.
•Men and women approximately aged 25-55 years
•Full-time employment in production agriculture, agri-related occupations, or community/rural development
•U.S. citizen or permanent resident
•Lives in South Dakota or has a demonstrated sphere of influence that benefits South Dakota agriculture and rural communities
•Demonstrated leadership experience
•Potential for future leadership growth
•Commitment by the individual, spouse/partner if applicable, and employer to attend all seminars, pay tuition, and abide by SDARL policies
A Selection Team considers the application and information obtained during an interview to determine which applicants will make the best "fit" into class. The recommendation of the Selection Team is then sent to the SDARL Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on class membership.