What is JR. MANRRS?

Junior MANRRS is a pre-collegiate outreach program of the National Society of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) for high school-aged and younger students geared towards promoting future career pathways and educational opportunities in the field of food, agricultural, environmental and related sciences. Junior MANRRS members are affiliated with the National Society through membership with a local “in good standings” MANRRS chapter. Through Junior MANRRS, college-level students act as mentors to the pre-college aged students through effective networking opportunities with them as well as with other MANRRS student members, university faculty, and industry professionals nationwide.

Learn More

To start your very own JR MANRRS Chapter refer to our new Toolkit.

Current JR MANRRS Chapters of Kentucky:

We currently have the chapters in the following locations:

  • Louisville, KY (Jefferson County)
  • Hopkinsville, KY (Christian County)
  • Frankfort, KY (Franklin County)
  • Owensboro, KY (Daviess County)                    

Award-Winning Members

We are very proud of our students have represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky well thorough numerous top honors at the National MANRRS in the following National JR MANRRS Contests:

  • Essay Writing
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Public Speaking

A Partnership amongst Counties:

We currently have a team of 4-H Agents and extension professionals form the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University that work together to make this program a success. These counties include:

  • Christian
  • Daviess
  • Fayette
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Jefferson
  • McCracken
  • Pulaski

MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) provides access and opportunities for groups typically underrepresented in these career fields.