UAPB Chapter of MANRRS receives $1,000 mini-grant

Bobbie Crockett | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chapter of the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) has received a $1,000 mini-grant from the CHS Foundation. The grant will support chapter members’ participation in the MANRRS 28th Annual Career Fair and Training National Conference, March 21 – 22 in Sacramento, Calif. Seven members plan to attend the conference.

The CHS Foundation is the giving entity of CHS Inc., a global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS helps its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. The CHS Foundation’s university partnerships mini-grant initiative supports education and leadership programs that invest in the future of agriculture, cooperative business and rural America.

MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic groups who are interested in participating in agricultural and related sciences careers. MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities. For student members, MANRRS provides role models and networking opportunities. MANRRS also offers students opportunities to enhance leadership and organizational and public speaking skills and to experience professional critique of scholarly worked in a user friendly environment.

For more information, contact UAPB Chapter of MANRRS advisors Dr. Tracy Dunbar and Rita Conley by phone or email at 870-575-7142, dunbart@uapb.edu or 870-575-8540, conleyr@uapb.edu, respectively.

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