Rural Leadership North Dakota
By proclamation of the Governor of the State of North Dakota, January 12, 2017 has been proclaimed Rural Leadership North Dakota Day!
Seminar six for RLND Class VII found us fighting our first winter storm of the season. They say effective leaders are able to adapt, and adapt we did. The theme of the Dickinson seminar was “Exploring the relationships between Agriculture, Communities and Natural Resources.”
RLND Class VII participants concluded their first year of their RLND experience with a final seminar held in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; June 21st-24th. Participants studied the cooperative business model, components of a healthy community, and financial resources available to rural areas for agriculture and communities. They also continued their program long study of food systems.
RLND Class VII will be traveling to Vietnam and Thailand February 2017 for their international seminar. In preparation for that trip, RLND Class VII participants visited the Royal Thai Embassy during their Washington DC Seminar March 14-19th to learn about Thailand, their culture and people.
Sakakawea or Sacajawea, was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase. With the expedition, between 1804 and 1806, she traveled thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, established cultural contacts with Native American populations, and researched natural history.