Submissions Open January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Office of Diversity (CAFE OOD) is excited to call for presenters for the 9th Annual Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute taking place November 20-21, 2020 in our college.

For the last eight years, the CAFE OOD has hosted a premiere outreach experience for youth in grades 7th -12th exposing them to both educational and career opportunities in the agriculture, natural resources, and environmental science fields. The Institute engages youth scholars through interactive workshops, tours, skill developmental contests, empowerment panels, and exposure to life on campus. The Institute also serves as a pillar to reach underrepresented minorities and first-generation students to give them access to information and experiences that will inform their post-secondary decisions and lives.

Call for Workshop Presenters

For the 9th Annual Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute, interactive workshop proposals are being sought to bring scholars exposure to opportunities in agriculture and STEAM, develop personally, and continue their preparation for future educational endeavors and careers. Sessions will be 45 minutes in length and can be offered twice in the morning or afternoon or all-day. Priority will be given to submissions that focus on topics related to the majors and topics shared on the flyer. 

If submitting more than one workshop proposal, please complete a submission for each workshop.

Submission Deadline and Notification

All submissions must be completed online and received by April 24, 2020. To submit, please click the link below. 

Present JMLI 2020

A receipt of confirmation will be sent via email to the lead presenter. Notifications of final decisions will be communicated to lead presenters on or before May 29, 2020.


All questions may be directed to Kendriana Price at, or (859) 218-4880.