Current Class

Class X, the 10th class of the SDARL 18-month leadership program, will begin on November 9, 2018.


“It’s not only what you learn about the state, but what you learn about yourself and the potential that you can be – that you have in the future. It really means a lot to me.”

Cody Jorgensen
Owner, Jorgensen Land & Cattle

“I was asked to apply for the state FSA committee, and I was appointed by the White House and (U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) Sonny Perdue, which is huge, and that wouldn’t have happened without SDARL.”

Tiffani Robertson
Rancher and Entrepreneur, T-N-T Event Management


November 2018
December 2018

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Our alumni are the most dedicated servant leaders in the state. Hear them talk about their SDARL experience.

Interested In Our Next Class?

We’re accepting names of individuals interested in our next leadership class. Send us your email address and we’ll include you in our mailing list. You’ll get to know SDARL and be invited to upcoming events!


October 2, 2018

Craig Bieber (SDARL IV) receives National Award

Craig Bieber (SDARL IV), pictured on left, has been awarded the John V. Robbins Distinguished Service Award from the Red Angus Association of America. The …

September 27, 2018

Tenth Leadership Class Selected for SDARL Program

The tenth class has been selected for the South Dakota Agricultural & Rural Leadership (SDARL) program. Twenty-eight individuals from across the state will participate in …

September 27, 2018

SDARL Alum Featured in News Story about Soybean Trade

Jeff Thompson (SDARL VII) was featured on KELO-TV discussing trade, tariffs, and assistance for soybean growers. Jeff serves as Secretary of the South Dakota Soybean …

July 26, 2018

Leading the Way for Ag in Rapid City

  Tif Robertson (SDARL IX) received a Certificate of Appreciation for serving two years as Chair of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee. …

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