"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


Carter G. Woodson Academy, Lexington

Advisor: Jacob Ball

Christian County Program, Hopkinsville

Advisor: Jeremiah Johnson

Jefferson County Program, Louisville

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

Lake Cumberland Area Program, Cumberland & Pulaski Counties

Advisors: Jennifer Cole and Elijah Wilson

Leestown Middle School, Lexington

Advisor: Leon-Buford-Kelly

Locust Trace Agriscience Center, Lexington

Advisor: Eli Parham

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

Refer to our Jr. MANRRS Toolkit.

UK Jr. MANRRS Contact

 Catie Croft

  Catherine.CroftP@uky.edu

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

JR. MANRRS State Conference

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.

Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute

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Registration is $10 per participant

Checks can be made out to MANRRS and mailed to

Attn: CAFE Office of Diversity

305 Charles E. Barnhart Building

Lexington, KY 40546

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