June 16, 2020

Eleventh Leadership Class Selected for SDARL Program

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

May 19, 2020

SDARL Graduate Publishes Article on Dealing with Loneliness

Veteran journalist Connie Sieh Groop, a graduate of SDARL Class VI, has written several articles about staying positive in times of COVID-19. Here is one …

March 26, 2020

SDARL Graduate Travels to Holy Land

The career of Brad Sanderson (SDARL III) has taken many twists and turns – from vocational education program director to banker, and now to the …

March 4, 2020

SDARL Class X Completes International Study Seminar to Vietnam and Cambodia

Understanding the culture and agriculture of two emerging U.S. trade partners brought the 10th class of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Foundation (SDARL) …

January 21, 2020

Leadership Seminar Focuses on Rural Health Care, Technology and Global Industry

The 10th seminar of Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) provided an in-depth look at Biofuels, Rural Health Care, and …

December 31, 2019

Leadership Class Learns Perspectives on International Agriculture at Aberdeen-based Seminar

Members of Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Program improved their understanding of international trade, cooperatives, and agricultural processing during …

December 31, 2019

West River Ag Awards Presented to SDARL Graduates

The Rapid City Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to agriculture in western South Dakota.  At a ceremony on December …

October 24, 2019

SDARL Graduate Has Largest Native American-Owned Buffalo Herd

Ron Brownotter (SDARL VI graduate) and his family are featured in an article from Forum News Service and seen in the Duluth News Tribune. It’s …

October 2, 2019

SDARL Graduates in the News

The Agriculture Committee of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and SDSU Extension hosted the first-ever “Ag on the Square” event on September 21st.  The …

October 2, 2019

SDARL Graduate Honored as Eminent Leader

Gary Cammack (SDARL I) was recognized as an Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family, and Community during a banquet at South Dakota State University on September …

October 2, 2019

First Dakota Bank Named “Friend of the Beef Industry”

Long-time SDARL supporter First Dakota National Bank Agricultural Banking Team has been named the 2019 South Dakota State University “Friend of the Beef Industry.” The …

August 7, 2019

Leadership Class Members Broaden Experience in Statewide Agriculture

Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Program took to the road to explore rural/urban partnerships in economic development and global …

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