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History and Mission

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) began in 1986 as the shared vision of a group of agriculture students and faculty at Michigan State University and Pennsylvania State University. Their goal was to develop a network between minority agriculture and natural resources students and professionals from academic institutions, government and industry.

The vision of MANRRS is to be the premier worldwide organization dedicated to career and professional development of a diverse, highly skilled membership, involved in creating opportunities and advancements in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. The Motto of MANRRS is changing the face of agriculture by linking hands around the world.