July 28, 2019

Ireland: Hurling

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. SDARL Alumni went to the Saturday afternoon game featuring Limerick versus Kilkenny, where 55,001 …

July 28, 2019

Ireland: Learning about whiskey

A few days earlier, our group visited the headquarters of Alltech. The founder of that company also set up a distillery in an abandoned church …

July 28, 2019

Ireland: Thanks to the Crinions for hosting us, Limerick dinner

Michael and Patrician Crinion were instrumental in making this a wonderful trip. Our group presented them with a gift at our dinner Friday night. Having …

July 28, 2019

Ireland: Connections to presidents

We stopped at the Barak Obama travel plaza to learn a bit about the connections to our presidents. I hope you can read a bit …

July 26, 2019

Ireland: Rugged beauty

Terry Jaspers checks out the peat that has been stacked to dry. The landscape of the Burren has been shaped by geological forces for hundreds …

July 26, 2019

Ireland: Kylemore Abbey

Originally a castle built as a romantic gift for the beautiful Margaret Henry in 1867, Kylemore Abbey is steeped in tales of romance, tragedy, spirituality, …

July 26, 2019

Ireland: Bit of blarney

Barney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the …

July 26, 2019

Ireland: Dining at Bunratty Castle

Our group heading into Bunratty Castle. Bunratty Castle is a large 15th-century tower house in County Clare, Ireland. It is located in the center of …

July 24, 2019

Ireland: SDARL Alumni learn from Alltech, dairy operation, bull farm and enjoy farm-to-table supper

      On Tuesday, our group visited the Alltech European Bioscience Centre at Dunboyne, Ireland. Kevin Tuck, Managing Director, told us the company has offices world-wide …

July 24, 2019

Learning from Ireland’s leaders

Ireland’s Minister of State Andrew Doyle and Officials of the Department of Agriculture in Dublin shared details about the ag industry in Ireland with the …

June 19, 2019

Public-Private Partnerships and Rural Economic Development Highlight Leadership Seminar

Members of Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Program improved their knowledge of the public-private partnerships that are vital to …

May 7, 2019

Leaders Focus on Improving Intercultural Competencies

Class X of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership (SDARL) Program worked on developing awareness and competencies with diverse populations in the state during …

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