Ohio State MANRRS (Multicultural Students in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) works to increase the number of multicultural students studying sciences in the food system, agricultural, and environmental areas and to encourage scholarly achievement, leadership, advancement, and excellence in students. Ohio State MANRRS was established in 1985. It began with a small group from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, who developed opportunities for scholarly achievement in agriculture. In 1986, the group organized its first conference and encouraged other institutions to participate. Since that time, membership has grown to more than 600 students and professionals at more than 50 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Ohio State MANRRS was chartered April 6, 1990 during the 5th national conference of MANRRS. Since that time, chapter membership continues to grow annually.
Meetings are held bi-weekly at 6:00pm.
The mission and objectives are to:
- Increase the number of minority students studying in agricultural sciences
- Encourage scholarly achievement, advancement, and excellence
- Develop leadership qualities in students
- Aid in the placement of students in agricultural professions