To develop the skills of Minnesota’s agricultural and rural leaders so they may maximize their impact and effectiveness in local, state, national and international arenas.
A dynamic two-year educational experience featuring nine three-day in-state seminars, a six-day national study seminar and a 10- to 14-day international study seminar.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS?
The curriculum is designed to have immediate applicability for active leaders. Each session features a mix of leadership study, personal skill-building, and location-related subject matter.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Each class is comprised of up to 30 participants. A majority is agricultural producers and others are professionals involved in agribusiness or rural leadership positions. Read more about qualifications at http://www.marlprogram.org/application/. Participants for Class XI have been selected in June 2020.
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE?
The seminar calendar is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of participants. Most of the activities occur over the winter months. For MARL Class XI, this will be from November 2020 to April 2022.
• In-state seminars: November, December, January, March, and April each year
• National study seminar: June 2021
• International study seminar: Feb./March 2020
Class XI: Find the 2020-2022 schedule here: http://www.marlprogram.org/schedule/?class=11
*COVID-19 update: the MARL team is planning on keeping its in-person and on-location nature of the program with adjustments where needed. As part of Southwest Minnesota State University, it will follow the rules and guidelines of this institution. More details: https://www.smsu.edu/campuslife/healthservices/healthalerts/coronavirus.html.