Program Leader

  • Tobias Spanier

    Program Co-Leader, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Christy Kallevig

    Program Co-Leader, University of Minnesota Extension

    Vice Chair

  • Mike Yost

    President/Owner, Yost Farm, Inc.
  • Shawn Schloesser

    Community and Business Development Specialist, Region Nine Development Commission
  • Rick Schwarck

    President, Chairman, CEO, Absolute Energy, LLC
  • Joan Lee

    Owner/Partner/Organic Dairy Farmer, Mark & Joan Lee Dairy

    Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Andrea Vaubel

    Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Kent Olson

    Associate Dean - Extension Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota
  • Bill Mulso

    Vice President for Advancement, Executive Director of SMSU Foundation, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Dr. Connie J. Gores

    President , Southwest Minnesota State University
  • David Frederickson

    Commissioner , Minnesota Department of Agriculture

    Non-Voting MARL Class Representatives

  • Adam Ulbricht

    Marketing Communications Consultant, AgCountry
  • Sarah Dornink

    Executive Director, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC)

    Administrative Assistant

  • Jessica Anderson

    Advancement Assistant, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Cindy Weber

    Exec Office and Administrative Spec, University of Minnesota Extension, Regional Office