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 award acknowledged Craig’s long-standing record of service, having served on the RAAA breed improvement committee, the Red Angus board of directors and as the RAAA president for two years. He is also a past president of the South Dakota Red Angus Association. He currently serves on the South Dakota Beef Industry Council and is a past president of the Beef Improvement Federation. His selfless dedication to the Red Angus breed, and the beef industry, is greatly appreciated by his peers and other industry stakeholders.


December 20, 2018

SDARL Graduate Selected as South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture

Following a nation-wide search to find the best and brightest to serve South Dakota’s largest industry, Governor-elect Kristi Noem announced that Kim Vanneman (SDARL II) …

December 18, 2018

Attitude Expert is Featured Speaker for SDARL Alumni and Guests

Renowned attitude expert Matt Booth was the featured speaker at a December 12 afternoon seminar for graduates of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership …

December 18, 2018

Ag and Rural Leaders Explore Communication and Collaboration Skills

Members of Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Program (SDARL) enhanced their communication and collaboration skills during a recent seminar in …

December 4, 2018

SDARL Graduates Take Center Stage at Recent Events

SDARL graduates and staff members were featured prominently in several events during November. Above, Scott Vander Wal (SDARL III), President of the South Dakota Farm …

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