MARSHALL — Applications are now being accepted for the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) Class XI.

MARL is a two-year educational experience featuring nine two- and three-day in-state seminars, a six-day national study seminar in Washington, D.C., and a 10- to 14-day international study seminar. Its mission is to develop the skills of Minnesota’s agricultural and rural leaders so they may maximize their impact and effectiveness in local, state, national and international arenas.

Up to 30 participants will be selected for Class XI, said Executive Director Olga Reuvekamp. Applications will be accepted through April 24. The first session will be Nov. 23-24 in St. Cloud.

The application form, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions are available online at marlprogram.org/application. Interested individuals can join special webinars, and may contact Reuvekamp at (507) 537-6430 or Olga.reuvekamp@smsu.edu.

A majority of each class’ makeup is ag producers, while others are professionals involved in rural and ag-related organizations.