Public, Society Benefit

Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc.

  • Manhattan, KS
  • http://www.karlprogram.com

Mission Statement

To provide first-class leadership development for agricultural and rural stakeholders by designing and offering challenging and illuminating education and enrichment programs as well as a forum for continuous engagement.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. KARL Class X

service areas

International

Self-reported by organization

ruling year

1991

chief executive for fy 1990

Mr. Jack Lindquist

Self-reported by organization

co-chief executive for fy 2011

Ms Marisa Larson

Self-reported by organization

Keywords

Kansas, Rural, Agriculture, Leadership, Economic Development

Self-reported by organization

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012.
Register now

EIN

48-1084712

Also Known As

KARL, Inc

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Leadership Development (W70)

Rural (S32)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

KARL Is The Preferred Partner in Developing Excellence in Agricultural and Rural Leadershiit is imperative we supply informed, decisive, communicative spokespersons to represent our industry and communities, keeping the public factually informed, as policies are formed and decisions are made.  To address these needs we provide an intensive study, training, and travel experience for future leaders of Kansas.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Self-reported by organization

Program 1

Our two-year educational program for each "class" of 30 key leaders includes ten in-state seminars to better understand Kansas' strengths, a national seminar in Washington, DC to enhance federal policy understanding, and an international study seminar to increase appreciation of our world's cultural diversity and to strengthen trade opportunities for Kansas. KARL has a 10 Year track record of success thanks to hard work and a dedication to a more positive future. The KARL Program builds from within to increase viability and strength of small rural communities. Benefits positively affect trade zones, local government, school boards, volunteer groups, etc. Our graduates are also responsible for organizing several county-wide leadership training programs to sustain their rural communities social structures and economic success. We have leadership on nearly every major commodity association board in the state, several serving as President or other top offices. Our graduates also include directors and advisors to major agricultural marketing organizations, government councils, and commissions. Most importantly, our graduates are better leaders than they would have been without the training. They serve their community, the state, industry, and fellow man.

Category

Budget

Population Served

Program 2

KARL Class X

LEADERSHIP TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS OF THE KARL CURRICULUM BUILDING SELF SUFFICIENT PEOPLE IN RURAL AMERICAThrough a series of 12 seminars, held throughout the state, on the national level, and Internationally, KARL, inc. highlights the diversity and strengths of each region of Kansas.  Year 1 of the KARL Curriculum concentrates on the local community,  personal development, state-wide needs and the impact of  the federal bureaucracy on business and social needs.  Training at each seminar includes facilitation and team decision making experiences.The second year emphasis is on corporate strategic management best practices, water quality, food safety and security, the environment, dealing with change and international trade. CURRICULUM TRAINING/TOPIC HIGHLIGHTSGENESIS: Ethics in Leadership Team Decision Making, Learning Styles & Confidence BuildingECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Value Added Industries Effect on Regional EconomiesEnergy Services in Kansas, Coal / Alternative - Ethanol Oil and Gas The Beef Production / Packing IndustryNew trends in Ag. Production and Marketing / Dairy ExpansionPERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:BoardsmanshipImage Building Debate  SkillsNews and Letter WritingInterviews Skills and Public SpeakingFacilitation Skills for GroupsNEEDS OF THE MANY:Economic Needs in KansasHow the Media Influences Public PolicyKansas Farm Organizations and the Legislative ProcessUnderstanding and working with the Kansas Legislature / ShadowingRegulating AgricultureThe Executive BranchTOOLS FOR PEACE:Command & General Staff College/ Lessons Learned, Ft LeavenworthState Prison / Corrections SystemsKings and Kingmakers - Leadership Decision Making Hierarchy Youth Mediation and InterventionNATIONAL DIRECTIONS:USDA Foreign Ag Service - Trade RepresentativeCongressFederal Agencies / USDA, EPAThink TanksUS Commodity & Marketing Organization’sNational Lobbyist HeadquartersBLUE CHIP:Corporate Strategic Management PracticesCorporate and Social Responsibility - Sharing Resources and developing communitiesEmployee Engagement - Balancing Values, Policies, and our global DiversityOperational Excellence - Sustaining Profitable industries/business and communities in a competitive environmentCustomer Focus and Innovation - Managing Scarce Resources to create, innovate and deliver the best ideasBuilding and Supporting Strong leadersADAPTING TO CHANGE:Water Quality and Quantity/Irrigation Issues  Food Safety and SecurityMining Pollution and Land ReclamationThe Environment and Challenges to Agricultural PracticesAnimal Science Issues -- Husbandry Issues /Bio Security  AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE:Research Application and Agriculture's Technological  FutureNew Paradigms, Ethics and Strategic Thinking for Rural DevelopmentCREATING THE FUTURE - Visioning/Futuring Workshop INTERNATIONAL TRADE:Globalization and Trade Influences on the Kansas EconomyAgricultural Education in the Urban Kansas ClassroomINTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR SEMINAR:The International Study Tour Seminar is the pinnacle of the two-year training experience - The example of THE BIG PICTURE.  The tour is designed to provide a broad approach to comparative rural life study at a given point in the calendar of the host country, mid to late March.  This includes the following areas: Production, to be emphasized with on-site farm tours; Processing, including tours of mills, port or terminal facilities and processing facilities; Marketing, with tours of retail and wholesale facilities; Research, to include private or public instruction/research centers; Government Oversight and regulation to include trade and ministry meetings on the state or national level; Societal and Cultural Interaction to include rural community development, education, the arts, history other cultural exposure to gain appreciation for quality of life.  We study others to best see ourselves. POWER OF ONE:LEADERSHIP IMPLEMENTATIONCLASS CHALLENGE TO LEADERSHIP AND GRADUATION

Category

Community Development

Budget

$250,000.00

Population Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

service areas

International

Self-reported by organization

Funding Needs

The cost of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program is $500,000 per class. This total cost is virtually the same as the $300,000 cost of our first class established in 1991 after adjusting for inflation.

photos



External Reviews

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits
Source: greatnonprofits.org

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

KANSAS AGRICULTURE & RURAL LEADERSHIP INC
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Knowledge Base Search
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc.

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2014, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Knowledge Base Search
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Jack Lindquist

co-chief executive

Ms Marisa Larson

BIO

Jack Lindquist was raised on diversified family farm in Marshall County, Kansas and received his degree in Agricultural Education from Kansas State University. His Professional Career has been concentrated on human development and agricultural education activities, including two years as a 4-H Youth Agent for the Dickinson County Extension Service, nearly nine years as a KSU Associate Professor for Agriculture with the Douglas County Extension Service, Lawrence, and since 1990, as President of Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc. and Director of the KARL Program.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"The KARL Program is a two-year educational experience offering intensive study, training and travel for emerging leaders in agriculture and rural communities."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Carolyn Harms

Spirit Aero Systems (ret)

Term: May 2011 - May 2012

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?