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 5th, the “Ag Producer of the Year” award was given to the Slovek family, pictured at top (from left, Bill Slovek, SDARL IV, his wife Pennie, and Bo Slovek, SDARL IX).  They were recognized for innovation in farming and ranching practices, and their involvement in national and statewide organizations. The “Aggie of the Year” award was given to Silvia Christen (SDARL VII) for her advocacy and work on community projects, including the Central States Fair.

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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 …

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