January 15, 2021

Graduate Featured in City’s Promotional Video

Terry Jaspers, a graduate of SDARL Class III and Mayor of Sisseton, is featured in a promotional advertisement for the city. The ad was produced …

December 30, 2020

First Dakota National Bank Endows Leadership Seminar for SDARL Program

Agriculture has always been at the heart of First Dakota National Bank since it opened its doors in 1872. It is that commitment to agriculture …

December 23, 2020

SD Beef Industry Supports Healthcare Workers

In a win-win moment for South Dakota beef ranchers and healthcare workers, both of whom have endured hardship this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, …

December 22, 2020

Dawn Scheier, SDARL V, Featured on Hungry for Truth Blog

Dawn Scheier farms full-time with her husband Pat in Salem, SD, at their fourth-generation farm where they raise corn and soybeans. Dawn was recently featured …

December 22, 2020

SDARL Hosts Surprise Retirement Party for Lori Cope

Friends, family, and South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) alumni surprised outgoing Executive Director Lori Cope on December 21, 2020 with a retirement celebration …

December 18, 2020

Congressman Discusses Current Issues with Agricultural Leaders

Congressman Dusty Johnson held a Town Hall Meeting on December 17, 2020, via Zoom with graduates and current class members of the South Dakota Agricultural …

December 11, 2020

Iverson Re-elected to National Post

David Iverson, a farmer from Astoria, SD and a graduate of SDARL Class III, has been re-elected Secretary of the United Soybean Board. The election …

December 10, 2020

SDARL Holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Class X

On Tuesday, December 2, 2020, members of SDARL Class X officially graduated and joined the alumni cohort of the premier leadership program in South Dakota, …

December 9, 2020

Blair Ranch Selected for Conservation Award

Blair Brothers Angus Ranch of Sturgis has been selected to receive the 2020 South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award®. The award is given in honor of …

December 9, 2020

SDARL Class III Graduate Receives Teaching and Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Thaler (SDARL III) who is the 2020 recipient of the “Richard Wahlstrom Animal Science Award for Excellence in Scholarship.” Bob is …

November 17, 2020

Leadership Program Delays Start of New Class in Response to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Foundation has voted to delay the start of its 11th leadership class …

November 10, 2020

SDARL Program Director Begins New Role November 16

Jennifer Henrie of Philip, SD will begin serving as the Program Director of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Foundation (SDARL) on November 16. …

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