UK Junior MANRRS Program

UK Junior MANRRS Program

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"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 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. 

Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute

The goal of Junior MANRRs and the leadership institute is to encourage students in grades 7th-12th to attend college and pursue agriculture, natural resources, and environmental science degrees. Students have the opportunity to attend workshops and get exposed to the different careers and opportunities that are in Agriculture.

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Kentucky Chapters

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

Junior MANRRS Resources

Resources

Our 2021 Program Sponsors

University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Office of Diversity 

UK MANRRS 

Partners for Youth 

American Farmland Trust

National Society of MANRRS  

University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Cooperative Extension Service

University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Hillside Jersey Farm

Farm Credit Mid-America

Kentucky Farm Bureau

Contact Information

Dr. Mia Farrell, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity

S101A Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 218-4800

antomia.farrell@uky.edu