The 25th annual Dakotafest featured several SDARL graduates on panels, in display booths, and in the dunk tank raising funds for the South Dakota Agricultural Foundation.
Shirley Thompson (SDARL V) – third from left – was featured on Women in Ag discussion panel. From left in the picture above, Cathy Eichacker owner/operator of Eichacker Simmentals; Suzi Geppert, Executive Director of the SD Beef Industry Council; Shirley Thompson, Territory Business Manager for Zoetis; and Amanda Radke, ag speaker. The panel addressed key topics in agriculture today, challenges facing women, and advice and recommendations for other females in the ag industry. You can see a video of the Women in Ag discussion HERE.
In the spirit of fun after a year of COVID, First Dakota National Bank sponsored a dunk tank at Dakotafest to raise funds for the South Dakota Agricultural Foundation. SDARL graduates and staff couldn’t turn down the opportunity to cool off from the August heat. Below, Dawn Scheier (SDARL V), Mike Jaspers (SDARL IV) and CEO Don Norton take turns getting dunked for a good cause! The event raised $2,500.