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Testimonials from Graduates



"The time you spend in SDARL will increase your awareness of the world and its influences that will greatly benefit your family, business and community."


"SDARL broadens horizons."


"I expected the education and leadership training to be excellent, but what surprised me was how much fun the bonding and friendships have been."


"I have gained the importance of reading books. I am a better listener. I am more willing to step up and get things done. I hope I am a better parent and husband."


"The time you spend in SDARL is a lifechanging experience that will hold a lifetime

memory and networking within the state that is invaluable."


"This class helps you become more efficient and better at delegating."


"SDARL has literally changed my life, both personally and professionally."


"It really gave me insight into characteristics I have that are strong and ones I need to improve upon."


"SDARL has been the greatest learning experience of my life."


"I have learned that leaders come in all different shapes and forms."


"I have gained a professional network of friends and ag associates throughout the state."


"I’ve gained more self confidence on issues and also at public speaking."


"We have enough people talking badly about agriculture; we need more positives from ag that are grass-roots based."

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