Program Leader

  • Tobias Spanier

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

    Program Co-Leader, University of Minnesota Extension


  • Mike Yost

    President/Owner, Yost Farm, Inc.

    Vice Chair

  • Shelly Schell

    Owner, Coach/Strategy/Speaker, TrionfoCREM


  • Shawn Schloesser

    Community and Business Development Specialist, Region Nine Development Commission

    Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Patrice Bailey

    Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Bill Mulso

    Vice President for Advancement, Executive Director of SMSU Foundation, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Dr. Bev Durgan

    Dean, University Minnesota Extension

    Non-Voting MARL Class Representatives

  • Matthew Altman

    Product Manager, JBS USA Pork
  • Curtis Mahnken

    Agriculture Economist, Center for Farm Financial Mgmt, UMN

    Administrative Assistant

  • Kassi Tietz

    Advancement Assistant, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Cindy Weber

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