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 …

December 13, 2021

SDARL Graduate at Forefront of Dairy Digester Project

Ground was broken on November 10, 2021, for the development of VF Renewable Energy, one of the newest anaerobic digester facility projects to be designed …

November 25, 2021

SDARL Graduates Featured at Farm Bureau Annual Convention

The South Dakota Farm Bureau held its 104th annual convention on November 19 and 20, 2021 in Sioux Falls. Several SDARL graduates were in attendance …

November 24, 2021

Dacotah Bank Endows Leadership Seminar for SDARL Program

Making a positive impact within the communities where they live and work is the culture of the 11th largest ag bank by dollar volume in …

November 15, 2021

South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leaders Begin Their Journey

Members of Class XI of the South Dakota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Program (SDARL) began their leadership learning journey by exploring their strengths, developing as …

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