Graduate Testimonials

“I’ve been through a lot of leadership courses, including the graduate school of banking, and the SDARL program, it’s a very in-depth dive, a very in-depth look at agriculture in our state, and gives you a much broader perspective both nationally and internationally.”

Brian Gilbert
Senior Vice President, Ag Banking Manager, The First National Bank in Sioux Falls

“The biggest benefit of the SDARL program for me has been the networking opportunities. I’ve had the opportunity to broaden my horizons across the agricultural world inside and outside of South Dakota.”

Kara Kayser
Marketing Director, Trail King

Schedule

December 2018

Leadership Lived: SDARL Alumni Discuss Leadership Learning

Many graduates say that the biggest benefit of the program is belonging to the network of their classmates and graduates of the SDARL program. Some say they enjoyed learning of the broad scope of South Dakota agriculture. Some realized their potential as a communicator, and others grew in their knowledge of agriculture’s global footprint. Every graduate has said it is time well spent.

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Graduate Related News Blog Items

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

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. …

July 26, 2018

SDARL Alumni Front-and-Center at Dakotafest

From educational presentations to candidate forums to information booths, SDARL graduates and staff were out in full-force for Dakotafest – the Northern Plains premier ag …

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