SDARL is proud to announce the launch of the SDARL Learning Network. The SDARL Learning Network is a membership-based program that invites participants to engage with live and online seminars, designed specifically for rural agricultural community leaders who wish to continually learn and challenge themselves in their field.

The SDARL Learning Network supports the lifelong learners who lead on a daily basis in their industries. Membership is available to graduates of the SDARL program as well as other South Dakotans who have an interest in learning and leading in agriculture. Members of the SDARL Learning Network will create a community by diving deep into hands-on seminars and other training opportunities that lift leaders up in their field, while also connecting with experts throughout the industry. There is no charge to join the network. Some Learning Network content is free, and some is available for a nominal fee.

The inaugural seminar for this program is October 26, 2021, in Mitchell, SD. Explore “Leading Courageous Change” with Todd McDonald, President of ATW Training Solutions. Todd excels at developing and delivering training programs and speeches to audiences throughout the world on topics such as teamwork, customer service, change management, communication, time utilization, and leadership, and assisting organizations in the development of strategic initiatives and plans. SDARL Board of Directors member Bill Even also will be featured. He’s CEO of the National Pork Board and served as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Energy Policy Director for South Dakota.

Registration is now open! SDARL Learning Network welcomes you to learn more about the program, by visiting

If you have any questions about SDARL or the SDARL Learning Network, please contact the SDARL team by emailing


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