"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

The Jr. 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 Jr. 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.

Chapters

Carter G. Woodson Academy, Lexington

Adviser: Jacob Ball

Jefferson County 4-H, Louisville

Advisers: Chanda Hall & Lawrence Caudle

Leestown Middle School, Lexington

Adviser: Leon-Buford-Kelly

Locust Trace Agriscience Center, Lexington

Adviser: Logan Layne

Chapter Charter Registration

What to start a chapter your own Jr. MANRRS Chapter? 

Refer to our Jr. MANRRS Toolkit.

A look back to the 5th Annual Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute

JR. MANRRS State Conference

Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute Goal

The goal of the Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute is to encourage students in grades 7th -12th to attend college and pursue agriculture, natural resources, and environmental science degrees. Our Leadership Institute 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.

Leadership Institute Objectives

  • Provide professional and academic workshops that will CONNECT students to agriculture and related science industries and working professionals.
  • Allow students networking opportunities with COLLEGIATE MANRRS members and the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
  • Have students to COMPETE in organized competitions in hopes of progressing to the national level.

Click Here for 2019 Leadership Institute Highlights

2020 Leadership Institute Information

Coming Soon

Call for Presenters- Open January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020

Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute Student Application

Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute Adult Registration

2020 Contest Guidelines and Forms

Directions and Lodging Information

UK Jr. MANRRS Contact

 Kendriana Price

  kendriana.price@uky.edu