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.


March 4, 2019

International Trade and National Policy Highlight Study Seminar

Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Program met with federal lawmakers, agency heads, and commodity groups, and studied leadership on …

February 1, 2019

Ag and Rural Leaders Meet with State Officials

Members of Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Program discussed policy and process during the State Government Seminar held in …

February 1, 2019

SDARL Welcomes New Board Members

Three new board members were seated at the annual meeting of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Foundation (SDARL) on January 28, 2019. The …

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) …

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