THE MISSION

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.

THE PROGRAM
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/.

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 IX, this will be from November 2016 to early April 2018. The seminars of MARL Class X will start November 2018. Applications for Class X are accepted from January 1-April 12, 2018.

Class IX:
• In-state seminars: November, December, January, and March/April each year; one session in June 2017 at the mid-program point
• National study seminar: Feb. 2017
• International study seminar in Croatia: Feb. 2018

Class X: Find the 2018-2020 schedule here: http://www.marlprogram.org/schedule/?class=10