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Added on: October 31, 2016
Last updated: October 31, 2016

Multiculturalism in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

Program Overview / Impact

Multiculturalism in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS at UC Davis) is a chapter in a national society that promotes diversity in all majors, but specifically in agriculture. Participation in MANRRS can help someone improve their personal growth as well as educational advancement. Meetings are generally on Thursdays from 11:00-11:50. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please feel free to email us at ucd.manrrs@gmail.com.

The National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), is a national, non-profit organization that promotes and fosters the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences disciplines. MANRRS establishes partnerships among its student and professional members and individuals from private industry, government, academia and non-profit organizations that promote scholarly excellence in a nurturing environment, professional development, networking, and career placement. This is accomplished through the many activities at the individual chapters, regional events and at the Annual National Training Conference and Career Fair.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) began as a vision shared by agricultural students and faculty at Michigan State University (MSU) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU). The goal was to develop a network among minority students in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences and professionals from academic institutions, government and industry. Their commitment led to the first national MANRRS conference, which was held at MSU in 1986. Today, the mission of the Society continues to be the promotion of the academic and professional advancement of its members, by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. Its motto is “Changing the Face of Agriculture by linking hands around the world.”

How to Get Involved

MANRRS is an extracurricular program that can also be taken as a class (SAS 198). To become a member, all you need to do is attend our weekly meetings where we have helpful workshops (related to building better resumes, improving your interview skills, etc), guest speaker events, and much more. There are also two conferences ~ the Region VI Cluster (held sometime mid-Fall quarter) and the Annual National Training Conference and Career Fair (which is held during spring break) ~ that provide a unique opportunity for students from diverse fields of study to not only gain valuable insights on leadership, professional development, career advancement, jobs/corporate culture, interview skills, and much more through hands on workshops, but also to network with companies – like DowAgro Sciences and Land O’Lakes – and other students from chapters throughout the nation. Meetings are generally on Thursdays from 11:00-11:50 ~ if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at ucd.manrrs@gmail.com.

More Information

If you’d like more information feel free to email us at ucd.manrrs@gmail.com, join our listserv, and/or our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCDMANRRS/). We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UCDMANRRS/) and are on twitter (https://twitter.com/UCD_MANRRS) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ucd_manrrs/) so be sure to follow us for updates/etc.

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If you’d like more information feel free to email us at ucd.manrrs@gmail.com, join our listserv, and/or our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCDMANRRS/). We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UCDMANRRS/) and are on twitter (https://twitter.com/UCD_MANRRS) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ucd_manrrs/) so be sure to follow us for updates/etc.

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