"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

Advisor: Jacob Ball

Jefferson County 4-H, Louisville

Advisors: Lawrence Caudle & Marquel Lett

Leestown Middle School, Lexington

Advisor: Leon-Buford-Kelly

Locust Trace Agriscience Center, Lexington

Advisor: Logan Layne

Fayette County City-Wide Program

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.

2020 Leadership Institute Update

With sincere regret, we have decided to cancel this year's Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute. We do not believe at this time that it will be in the best interest of our presenters, special guests, or participants to proceed with programming.
 
While we are sad about not having an Institute this year, we are happy to share that we do have funds to cover the following opportunities for our youth.
 
National Conference fees, 35th National Training Conference & Career Fair- April 7-10, 2021
Jr. MANRRS National Membership Dues
 
In addition to covering the cost of becoming a national member and attending the national conference, we would like to also send Jr. MANRRS swag to any student who takes advantage of the opportunities above (whether they registered for the Institute or not).
 
Leaders, if you would like to engage your students with this opportunity, please contact Kendriana Price, kendriana.price@uky.edu.

Click Here for 2019 Leadership Institute Highlights

UK Jr. MANRRS Contact

 Kendriana Price

  kendriana.price@uky.edu