Twenty-eight individuals have been selected to participate in Class XI of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership program.
MARL is a two-year educational experience featuring nine, two- and three-day in-state seminars, a six-day national study seminar, and a two-week international study seminar.
Class XI is comprised of both agricultural producers and those involved in agribusiness or rural leadership positions.
“The board had a very difficult task in selecting MARL Class XI participants,” says Olga Reuvekamp, MARL executive director. Class members are chosen for their current leadership roles in agriculture and the program continues to develop those leadership qualities throughout their MARL experience, she adds.
The MARL calendar accommodates schedules of participants with most activities occurring during the winter months. MARL Class XI will first meet Nov. 23 in St. Cloud.
The following individuals have been selected for MARL Class XI:
- Haley Ammann-Ekstrom, Welcome
- Dylan Barth, Lakeville
- Quyntin Brandt, Shakopee
- Nada Carter, Starbuck
- Joel Dorn, St. Peter
- Erik Evans, Fridley
- Shannon Gegner, Redwood Falls
- Elizabeth Golombiecki, Morris
- Holly Hatlewick, Granite Falls
- Cheryal Hills, Brainerd
- Chelsea Honnette, Jackson
- Katie Knapp, Minneapolis
- Ausin Ludowese, Stewart
- Steven Marsh, Gonvick
- Sarah McCall, Fairmont
- Jessica Miller, Mankato
- Deborah Mills, Lake City
- Kim Neumann, Wabasso
- Robert Orsten, Willmar
- Jesse Pabst, Pennock
- Kaelyn Platz, Pemberton
- Brad Schloesser, St. Peter
- Amy Smith, Rockford
- Jana Stangler, Utica
- Brittany Ullrich, Detroit Lakes
- Dan Vagle, Lancaster
- Charlie Vogel, Thief River Falls
- Roy Wookey, New London
MARL is a partnership between its administrative host Southwest Minnesota State University and University of Minnesota Extension, which develops and delivers the curriculum. The program is made possible by many generous investors and sponsors.