Congratulations to Dave Poppens (SDARL III) for his family’s selection as 2022 Farm Family of the Year by the Agribusiness Division of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. The family farms near Lennox in a cattle and farming operation that now includes the fourth generation. The Poppens family is picture below. You can read the story HERE.

And congratulations to Clint and Kelly (SDARL VII) Brandlee who were named the 2021 AgVocates of the Year by Ag United. They were recognized for “always finding time to share information about their farm and animals with their community and a larger audience on social media.” In 2020, they opened “Back Forty Beef, LLC” to bring farm-raised beef directly to consumers. Clint is also a member of Class I of the South Dakota Soybean Genesis Leaders Program. The Brandlee family is pictured below. You can read about their award HERE.


March 16, 2023

New SDARL CEO Janel Booth

When new leadership comes into an organization, questions start flowing like water with anticipation of what is next. In a few short days, Janelle Booth …

March 7, 2023

Auction News

The Class XI Graduation Banquet and Fundraising Auction is set for March 25 in Fort Pierre at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center and Museum. We …

February 14, 2023

International Seminar Class XI supermarket of the future and winery

Last Day International Seminar Class XI supermarket of the future and winery in Germany   A niche farm, a supermarket, and a winery tour…what a …

February 13, 2023

SDARL Class XI International Seminar Church Aachen Germany Urban Farm and Lignite Mine

SDARL Class XI International Seminar Day 12 Looks at Church,  Aachen, Germany, Urban Farm, & Lignite Mine To start the day on Sunday, February 12, …

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