Shawn Freeland (SDARL VIII and pictured above, right) is featured in The Furrow – a publication from John Deere.  The article focuses on his role on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition (SDSHC) and as a soil health mentor.  The mentorship program was started in 2015 to educate about and encourage improving soil health. You can read the entire story HERE.


May 3, 2021

SDARL Class XI Launches Book Club

SDARL Class XI held the first in its online book club series on April 29, discussing “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” by Chris …

April 27, 2021

Talking Ag Leadership Across States

The Minnesota Farm Bureau LEAP Conference (Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Promotion) is designed to provide leadership and advocacy training for all Farm Bureau members, and this …

April 27, 2021

Hungry for Truth Story Features SDARL Graduate

Planting season is upon us and soybean farmers are prepping for the season. Former South Dakota Soybean President, Jeff Thompson (SDARL VII), who farms in …

April 27, 2021

Sustainability Topic of Panel Featuring SDARL Graduates

April 20, 2021 was Ag Day, and two SDARL alumni were featured on a panel discussing sustainability on the farm and ranch during a seminar …

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