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What is Rural Leadership North Dakota?

The  Rural  Leadership North  Dakota (RLND) Program is a 18-month dynamic leadership development  program offered through NDSU Extension. The program curriculum  is  designed  to be immediately applicable to both active and inexperienced leaders. Each seminar features a mix of personal development, leadership study and location-related subject matter. The RLND Program  is designed  for men and women  who are dedicated to strengthening the agriculture  community,  their community and the state of North Dakota for the future.

Who do we want?

We want you! We’re looking for the best and the brightest - young, old, and seeking a once in a lifetime  opportunity.  Rural Leadership  North Dakota (RLND)  is the elite leadership program in North Dakota. We’re seeking agricultural producers, individuals involved in agribusiness and other industries impacting our state.

Why now?

It is important now, more than ever, that we band together as a state to ensure our communities have adequate leaders willing to take action. Whether you’re already in an existing leadership position, or are simply looking for personal development opportunities, our state needs leaders at all levels - city, county, state, local community groups, organizations and boards.

How will this program help me?

The  RLND program is an outstanding experience for experienced leaders and emerging leaders alike. From learning to communicate, to learning about industry, the high-quality curriculum applies to a wide range of leaders.

If you’re an established leader or someone just getting started, we will work with you to finesse  your  skills  while  establishing a dedicated and talented network of  leaders across our great state.

Employees the program will develop your relationship  skills by learning  to understand yourself and others. The program is highlighted on many emerging resumes.

Employers  we will give you the tools to ensure you and your employees are successful with communication and group dynamics.

Program Schedule & Tuition

The Rural Leadership North Dakota program was developed to accommodate the busy schedules of participants. Most activities occur over winter months. The 18 month program includes: 7 in-state seminars, a regional seminar (4 days), a national seminar (6 days) and an international seminar (10 days). Tuition for the program is $4000.00 payable in two installments.


For more information visit: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/rlnd

Rural Leadership North Dakota Alumni Association
NDSU Dept. 7390
Morrill Hall 307
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050
Tel: 701.231.5640