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. …

October 30, 2020

Leadership Program Pauses In-person Activities in Response to COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Foundation (SDARL) has voted to pause its in-person leadership programming activities until the …

October 27, 2020

Join the Excitement of the SDARL Online Auction

The first-ever SDARL online auction, sponsored by Class X, launches on Saturday, October 31st with the start of online bidding. A live auction component is …

August 15, 2020

Applicants Sought for SDARL Program Director Position

SDARL is seeking applicants for a Program Director to guide South Dakota’s premier leadership development experience.   Beginning in October of 2020, the position requires a …

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 …

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) …

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 …

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