MANRRS is a national society that pursues excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. The Society promotes and fosters minority involvement in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences fields. The national society consists of more than 55 chapters located at various colleges and universities throughout the United States. Individual chapter activities, regional events and the annual national conference are designed to develop a Partnership between students in agriculture, natural resources and professionals from academic institutions, government agencies, and private industry. MANRRS establishes partnerships by promoting professional development, networking, and career placement in a nurturing environment. Membership into the National Society is open to people of all racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds who support the objectives of diverse and inclusive participation and achievement in agriculture and related sciences careers. Current membership exceeds 2,050 and consists of undergraduate & graduate students located at more than 55 colleges and universities as well as professional men and women from government, universities, and private industry. Honorary membership is bestowed upon individuals, organizations, corporations, institutions of higher learning, and federal agencies that have made significant contributions toward the support of MANRRS.