4-H Exclusive: Join Junior MANRRS

by kentucky4h

Join Junior MANRRS

Source: Mia Farrell, Christian County 4-H youth development agent

To maintain a safe food supply and protect our natural resources for future generations, America is going to need the best and brightest young people to solve some of the problems plaguing our world. 4-H youth development and the National Society of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences are both interested in building tomorrow’s thinkers and doers. It’s a natural progression for Kentucky county extension agents for 4-H youth development to offer a Junior MANRRS program.

Junior MANRRS is the national society’s pre-collegiate program that promotes future career pathways and educational opportunities in the fields of food, agriculture, environment and related sciences to young people.

Program participants are mentored by college MANRRS students and get to network with university faculty and industry professionals.

The goals of Junior MANRRS include increasing the number of undergraduates and graduate students studying agricultural sciences and related fields and building fellowship among students and college faculty, staff and administration.

The program encourages scholastic achievement among its members and works to enhance their skills in academics, research and leadership development through various projects.

Active Kentucky Junior MANRRS programs are available in Jefferson, Fayette, Daviess, Fulton, Franklin, Christian, McCracken and Scott counties. For more information on the program, contact the (COUNTY NAME) office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.