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History of MANRRS

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) began as a shared vision by a group of agriculture students and faculty members at Michigan State University and Pennsylvania State University. Their goal was to develop partnerships between minority students and professionals within academic institutions, government, and agriculturally related industries. That commitment led to the first national MANRRS conference, held at Michigan State University, in 1986. Since then, MANRRS has become a national organization comprised of thousands of student and professional members.

Read more about our national history at National MANRRS.

Chapter History

As one of the founding chapters the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, MANRRS Chapter has connected members with professional networks, academic research, and leadership experiences since 1989. UF MANRRS is an official organization, recognized by the ALSCC and the University of Florida Center of Student Activities and Involvement.

Our Legacy

Our members work hard and leave an impact on the local, regional, and national communities.


  • Co-host of the 25th National Convention, "MANRRS: 25 Years of History, Excellence and Opportunities...The Best is Yet to Come!"
  • ALSCC Club of the Year in Community Service