April 4, 2022

Inaugural Soybean Genesis Leaders Program Concludes with Aberdeen Seminar

The inaugural class of the South Dakota Soybean Genesis Leaders program concluded with a seminar on “Leadership Readiness” in Aberdeen, SD, on March 18, 2022. …

April 3, 2022

Alumni Pitch In for National Ag Day

SDARL graduates who serve on the Board of Directors and as staff for the South Dakota Agricultural Foundation (SDAF) made National Ag Day a special …

April 3, 2022

SDARL Graduate Recognized for Central States Fair Work

Congratulations to Tiffany Robertson, Class IX and from Hermosa, who received the HERO award at the Central States Fair’s Annual Meeting on Monday, March 28.  …

March 17, 2022

SDARL Class Visits Policy Makers and Influencers in Washington, D.C.

South Dakota Agricultural & Rural Leadership Program (SDARL) Class XI members experienced agricultural leadership advocacy at the federal level during the Edge, Agropur, and Valley …

March 7, 2022

Dispatches from Class XI Seminar 4 – Edge, Agropur, and Valley Queen National Study Seminar

Day 1 – Feb. 26, 2022, by Heather Hofer SDARL Class XI departed from various places and met at approximately 2 pm to begin our …

February 24, 2022

SDARL Class Focuses on State Government and Civic Engagement

Members of Class XI of the South Dakota Agricultural & Rural Leadership Program (SDARL) met with lawmakers and influencers, and learned how to engage in …

February 17, 2022

Alumni Renew Friendships at Stock Show Reception

More than 40 SDARL graduates and family members gathered for hors d’oeuvres and conversation during a reception at the Black Hills Stock Show on February …

January 18, 2022

SDARL Graduate Recognized as Master Pork Producer

Karl Schenk (SDARL IV) received the Master Pork Producer award at the Master Pork Producers Association (MPPA) Recognition and Awards Banquet held in Sioux Falls …

January 17, 2022

Iverson Steps Down After Successful Service on Soybean Board

After 9 years of representing South Dakota soybean farmers on the United Soybean Board, David Iverson (SDARL III), pictured above, stepped off the board when …

January 17, 2022

Congratulations to SDARL Award Winning Families

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 …

December 19, 2021

Communications Seminar and Alumni Festivities Highlight a Busy December

SDARL Class XI members learned communication skills and heard personal stories of leadership during the Communication Excellence Seminar held in Brookings December 14-16, 2021.     …

December 13, 2021

Four Ag Secretaries from SDARL at Uniting Ag Event

SDARL was well represented at the December 8, 2021 South Dakota Agriculture Stakeholders reception, sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Association and South Dakota Soybean …

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