We began the day by looking at our professional wardrobes at Herberger’s. Guess we need to start dressing a little classier.☺

We arrived back at Minn West technology campus and reviewed MARL class expectations and procedures.

Kent Olson presented on ag statistics. It was helpful to get an overall picture of ag in the state, as well as some farm policy items. This led easily to our next speaker who had a really fascinating presentation of rural demographics. A great discussion followed on what that means for our rural communities, with Mike leading the discussion in the afternoon.

Jared Anez, a former MARL participant spoke about the importance about nutrition with Lisa Dawson.

The highlight of our Wilmar stay was a tour of Nova Tech, and getting to talk to Jim Sieben about his company. The technology they’ve developed and are using across the world is amazing and he was a wonderful leadership example.

After an etiquette lesson, we shared our storyboards. We loved getting to know our classmates on a more personal level and where their passions and motivation comes from.

-Anna Boroff


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