Perham farmer, business owner Doug Huebsch named to ag, rural leadership program
Participants in class four of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) Program have been selected. From Otter Tail County, Doug Huebsch, Perham, was selected Huebsch is a farmer, owner and CFO of New Life Farms, LLP, and three other ...
Participants in class four of the Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) Program have been selected.
From Otter Tail County, Doug Huebsch, Perham, was selected
Huebsch is a farmer, owner and CFO of New Life Farms, LLP, and three other Perham businesses, and a Minnesota Turkey Grower Association leader.
This is an outstanding group, said Ron Obermoller, chair of the MARL Board of Directors. We had a deep pool of strong applicants, which made the selection process difficult. The participants selected are all actively involved in leadership roles in their communities and organizations and have high aspirations for success in more responsible leadership roles in the future.
The MARL Program experience will sharpen their skills and broaden their horizons. It is the goal of the program to help the participants improve their performance in their current leadership roles and prepare them for achieving their future goals as quickly as possible. By investing in these individuals, the MARL Program is an investment in rural Minnesota and its agriculture.
MARL Class IV will begin meeting in mid-November at the first of a series of nine instate sessions held at different locations across the state. The program curriculum also features a one-week national study tour to Washington, D.C., and a two-week international study tour. The program will be conclude in April 2008.
The MARL curriculum features a variety of leadership studies, personal skill-building, and location-related experiences. The overall mission of the MARL Program is to develop the skills of Minnesota agricultural and rural leaders so they may maximize their impact and effectiveness in local, state, national, and international arenas.
The MARL Program is a private/public partnership. It is funded through participant tuition and donations. A board of directors from the private sector oversees the program. Southwest Minnesota State University administers the program and the University of Minnesota Extension Service coordinates the curriculum.
For more information on the MARL Program, visit the MARL Program Web page at www.marlprogram.org