"The National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Pre-College Initiative Program will lead the world in enhancing the pre-college students’ Academic, Professional, and Leadership skills in order to maximize their success in life."

-The National Society of MANRRS 

About the Program


Bryan Station High School, Lexington, KY 

Advisor: Brandy Ashford

Carter G. Woodson Academy, Lexington, KY

Advisor: Jacob Ball

Christian County Program, Hopkinsville, KY

Advisor: Jeremiah Johnson

Fayette County Program, Lexington, KY

Advisors: David Laurenvil and Jaria Gordon 

Jefferson County Program, Louisville, KY

Advisors: Ramel Bradley, Lawrence Caudle, Marquel Lett, Patrice Thompson, and Kelly Moore

Lake Cumberland Area Program, Cumberland & Pulaski Counties, KY

Advisors: Jennifer Cole and Elijah Wilson

Leestown Middle School, Lexington, KY

Advisor: Leon-Buford-Kelly

Locust Trace Agriscience Center, Lexington, KY

Advisor: Eli Parham

Scott County Program, Georgetown, KY

Advisor: Patrick Allen 

Tates Creek High School, Lexington, KY

Advisor: Quentin Johnson

W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, Philedelphia, PA (Affiliated Chapter)

Advisor: Tiffany Turrentine

Want to start a chapter your own Junior MANRRS Chapter? 

Refer to our Jr. MANRRS Toolkit.

UK Junior MANRRS Contact

 Catie Croft

  Catherine.CroftP@uky.edu

A look back to the 5th Annual Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute

JR. MANRRS State Conference

The Junior MANRRS Program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, agricultural, and mathematics fields, or STEAM. The goal is to encourage students in grades 7–12 to attend college and pursue agriculture, natural resources, and environmental sciences degrees. Our Junior MANRRS program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how agriculture, engineering, and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development, and teamwork. 

The program is implemented in partnership with local school systems, FFA Chapters and 4-H Extension professionals from the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Read about a local partnership HERE.

Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute

2021 MANRRS Leadership Conference Promo