The tenth leadership class has been selected for the South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program.
Lorrin (Anderson) Naasz of Pierre, formerly of Winner, is one of 28 individuals from across the state that have been selected.
The program develops the skills, knowledge and character of leaders for rural communities and the state’s most essential industry.
The class members will begin their 18-month leadership development program in November. There are 12 seminars in the SDARL leadership series including one seminar in Washington, D.C. and one international study seminar.
“In addition to diversity across the agricultural landscape, this class is geographically diverse,” said SDARL executive director Lori Cope. “Class members are from Buffalo, Sioux Falls, Peever, New Underwood and other cities and towns representing a broad expanse of agriculture and the rural nature of our state.”
“Class X continues the tradition of excellence that is the hallmark of the SDARL program,” said Don Norton CEO.
“When this class graduates in 2020 it will bring our list of graduates to 299. These are influential and impactful leaders in South Dakota agriculture.”
Selection to the program is competitive and requires a formal application and interview.