You are encouraged to apply, if:

You are committed to agriculture and/or rural Minnesota.

You are committed to the program with time and energy.

You are a resident of Minnesota, 21 years or older.

You have some leadership experience in the community or other organizations.

You demonstrate open-mindedness and willingness to engage with difference.

You are committed to learning and personal growth.

You bring unique experiences and viewpoints to the cohort.
MARL Class XII Application & Selection Timeline
 
April 1, 2022: Nominations accepted*
April 29, 2022: Applications due: Submit applications online via this form.
This includes two essays, 250 words max. each. Alternatively, send a copy of your essays to Olga.Brouwer@smsu.edu at the MARL office. Feel free to submit earlier.
May 31-June 6, 2022: Personal Interviews
30-Minute personal interviews are conducted online via Zoom, with each applicant. Find the tentative schedule for interviews on page 2 of this form.
June 30, 2022: Applicants Accept Membership in MARL Class XII.
August 3, 2022: Welcome & Celebration event MARL Class XII in Morgan (significant others invited)
May 31, 2023: Commitment Year 2 due –  shorter process
June 21-22, 2024: Graduation Class XII

*Nominations are not required. Any candidate can apply.

The total tuition for MARL Class XII is $6,000: $2,500 for Year 1 (2022-2023) and $3,500 for Year 2 (2023-2024).
Please inquire about sponsorship and scholarship opportunities that may be available to offset the cost. There are several. Your inquiry will be kept confidential.

Tuition Schedule
June 30, 2022: 1st installment of $1,250 Year 1 Tuition Payment
October 15, 2022: 2nd installment of $1,250 Year 1 Tuition Payment
June 30, 2023: 3rd installment of $1,750 Year 2 Tuition Payment
October 15, 2023: 4th installment of $1,750 Year 2 Tuition Payment


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* 1. Your contact information

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* 3. Professional info: Company/business name

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* 4. Occupation/position

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* 5. Services provided, products or commodities produced

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* 6. EDUCATION: List all schools attended back to (and including) high school. Also include military and institutions where licensure education was pursued. List the most recent first.

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* 7. Describe other education or training such as continuing education, certification and self-improvement.

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* 8. Are you involved in production agriculture or forestry?

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* 9. % of personal income from production agriculture

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* 10. % of work time spent on production agriculture

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* 11. Crops and livestock produced in order of importance to you economically

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* 12. Please list your work experience: company, position, location, dates employed

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* 13. ORGANIZATIONAL AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
List your current memberships and offices held in organizations (agricultural, commodity, church, civic, political and fraternal groups). Please include positions and years.

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* 14. List your past memberships in organizations and offices held (school, 4-H, agricultural, church, civic, political and fraternal groups). Please include positions and years.

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