Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences (MANRRS)

What is MANRRS?

MANRRS is a student-run chapter of the national MANRRS organization. MANRRS provides students with an expanded network and social, professional, and career building opportunities. Our student organization holds biweekly meetings throughout the semester, gives back to the community through volunteer work, hosts social events, and attends the regional and national MANRRS conferences each year. The national MANRRS conference includes poster sessions, public speaking events, a career/internship fair, professional development workshop sessions, and a wide array of networking opportunities. For more information about MANRRS, please email odicfans@umn.edu.

The MANRRS Virtual Regional Clusters will be held virtually from September 2021 to October 2021. The Regional Cluster is a premiere recruiting event.  It features an Opportunity Fair, Mock Interviews, Student Competitions, Alumni Mixer, and professional and leadership development for student and professional attendees.

Specific dates and agendas coming soon!


In collaboration with the CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion, MANRRS hosts the annual Multicultural Student Kick Off event for students of color in our college during the month of September each year. This event aims to foster a sense of community and belonging among all CFANS students of color with games, panel speakers, raffle prizes, and more. This year's Student Kick Off Event will be held September 22, 2021. Registration information coming soon!

MANRRS Leadership Circle

The MANRRS Leadership Circle’s mission is to cultivate a community to network with professionals and discuss topics of interest related to food, agriculture, environment, leadership, careers, scholarship and internship opportunities, and more.

The Leadership Circle brings undergraduate and graduate students together to form stronger community and unity through personal and leadership development within CFANS. We develop networking skills through:

Connections - On campus and off campus opportunities to network and build relationships through meaningful discussion and action in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion as it pertains to environmental issues as well as society in general

Community - Building unity with offices, departments and units within CFANS, also local, state and national communities

Collaborations - Working to form partnerships with various groups, entities' and organizations for the betterment of others through exploring technology, research and policy changes in related fields

Apply for Academic year 2021-2022 now! Applications are being accepted through fall semester 2021.


For information on grants, scholarships, and other financial aid for marginalized students, visit this website.