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

SnowDAZE Volunteering

The 2018 MANRRS National Conference will be hosted in Greensboro, NC from April 4-8, 2018! More details to come!

MANRRS is a student chapter of a national organization that provides students with an expanded network and social, professional and career building opportunities. The MANRRS group in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences holds biweekly meetings throughout the semester, gives back to the community through volunteer work, hosts social events and attends the regional and national MANRRS conference each year. The annual MANRRS conference includes poster sessions, public speaking events, a career/internship fair, professional development workshop sessions and a wide array of networking opportunities. Students from any major at the University of Minnesota are welcome to participate in this organization.

For more information or to be added to the listserv contact: manrrs@umn.edu

Or check them out on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/manrrsumn/timeline

2017-2018 MANRRS Officers

  • President: Alexis Murillo
  • Vice President: Claudia Moon
  • Secretary: Jean Curtis
  • Treasurer: Dania Marin-Gavilan
  • Communications Representative: Alison Lucero-Simmons
  • Community Outreach Representative: Dominique Smith
  • Diversity Committee Representative: Helen Toledo


Multicultural Student Kick-Off

Have you been seeking a sense of community as Student of Color (SOC) in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)?

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), in collaboration with the Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosts the annual Multicultural Student Kick Off Event for CFANS Students of Color during the month of September each year.  This event aims to foster a sense of community and belonging among all students of color within CFANS. There will be games, panel speakers, raffle prizes, and much more! 

If you have any questions or need any more information about the Multicultural Student Kick-Off, you can email Alexis Murillo, current MANRRS President at muril022@umn.edu or Joseph Ballard II, Coordinator for Diversity Retention and Recruitment at jballard@umn.edu.


Here is a link to a website with information on grants, scholarships, and other financial aid!


MANRRS students attend Overcoming Racism ConferenceOvercoming Racism Conference photo

Three students from the MANRRS student chapter in CFANS attended the Overcoming Racism Conference held at Metropolitan State University, November 14-15.  Click the following link to find reflections and photos from the students who attended this conference