Chase Adams

Senior Policy Advisor American Sheep Industry

Clint Ridley

Ridley Livestock Co. LLC, Ridley & Associates, Ridley Ranch

Codi Mills

Editor Cattle Business Weekly

Connie Sieh Groop

Freelance Agriculture Journalist Groop Farm

Corey Eberhart

Eberhart Cattle

Danci Baker

Consultant Keep Farmers Farming Legacy

Glen Crawford

Self employed - farmer Crawford M.S.&F

Gregory Kopriva

Kopriva Angus

James Wangsness

Diamond W Land & Cattle Co.

Joey Hanson

Owner Diversified Agronomy, LLC

John Melius

Manager Hurley & Associates

John Schallenkamp

Schallenkamp Farms, JB Tile

Jon Nelson

Self employed - cattle farmer

Jon Schaeffer

Self employed - farmer

Kari Vander Wal

Soybean Procurement Manager South Dakota Soybean Processors

Kelly Bruns

Director University of Nebraska - West Central

Lealand Schoon

Schoon Ranch, USDA - NCRS

Marlin Nilsson

Nilsson Farms

Mary Ellen Cammack

Field Supervisor NASDA & Flying C Ranch

Michael Reecy

Farm Credit Services of America

Noelle Harding

Animal Health International

Olga Reuvekamp

Executive Director Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership, Hilltop Dairy

Rebecca Rink

Owner Rebecca Rink Veterinary Supply, Dakota Provisions

Ron Brownotter

Brownotter Jet Buffalo Ranch, LLC

Ryan Wagner

Associate broker and farm manager Bolt Marketing LLC, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, Wagners Inc.

Sal Roseland

R&R Pheasant Hunting, LLC, Roseland Ranch

Sarah Caslin

Caslin Ranch

Shane Odegaard

President Odegaard Family Farms Inc.

Susi Odden


Tammy Basel

Basel Red Angus

Todd Mortenson

Cattle farmer Mortenson Cattle Co.

Travis Ellison

President Dacotah Bank

Tyler Melroe

Hubbard Feeds, Melroe Farms

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Join Class XII for an Evening with Coach Stig and President Dunn

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Graduate Testimonials

“I’ve been through a lot of leadership courses, including the graduate school of banking, and the SDARL program, it’s a very in-depth dive, a very in-depth look at agriculture in our state, and gives you a much broader perspective both nationally and internationally.”

Brian Gilbert
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“The biggest benefit of the SDARL program for me has been the networking opportunities. I’ve had the opportunity to broaden my horizons across the agricultural world inside and outside of South Dakota.”

Kara Kayser
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