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.


June 24, 2022

Class XI Explores Natural Resources and Partnerships in Agriculture Experiencing the richness and variety of South Dakota’s natural resources, and the cooperative partnerships that manage …

June 23, 2022

SDARL Well Represented at Governor’s Ag Summit

SDARL graduates and class members are well known for their leadership in agriculture, which may explain the large number of program members who attended the …

June 23, 2022

Thaler Named Interim Chair of Department of Animal Science

Dr. Robert Thaler (SDARL III) has been named the interim Chair of the Department of Animal Science at South Dakota State University. Bob replaces Dr. …

June 6, 2022

Graduates Featured in Soybean Videos

Two SDARL Graduates have been featured in a series of videos from the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, called the “Check off Check …

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