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Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences








MANRRS members participated in the semi-annual clean up days for maintaining the section of highway that is the responsibility of the DSU MANNRS Club in the Kent County Adopt-a-Highway sponsored by the Delaware Department of Transportation.

Changing the Face of Agriculture by Linking Hands around the World


To promote academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences.


"We, the members of this society, pledge to support endeavors that will always foster and promote the agricultural sciences and related fields in a positive manner among ethnic minorities. We also pledge to initiate and participate in activities and programs that will ensure that ethnic minorities will also be involved in and associated with the agricultural sciences and related fields. We pledge to work for the inclusion, achievement, and advancement of all people in the agricultural sciences."


  • Semi-annual Adopt-A-Mile highway clean up
  • Community Garden with the USDA Service projects for the underserved in the surrounding community
  • College of Agriculture and Related Sciences outreach activity assistance

2012 Mr. and Miss MANRRS ( Jordan Evelyn & Gabrielle Delima)

Dr. Susan Yost, Miss MANRRS Gabrielle Delima and USDA 1890 Liaison Chandra Owens assisted in the annual clean up and planting of the People's Garden sponsored by the USDA agencies.


Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) began as a shared vision by a group of agriculture students and faculty members at Michigan State University and Pennsylvania State University. Their goal was to develop partnerships between minority students and professionals within academic institutions, government, and agriculturally-related industries. That commitment led to the first national MANRRS conference, held at Michigan State University, in 1986. Since then, MANRRS has become a national organization comprised of thousands of student and professional members.

MANRRS is a non-profit, national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic groups who are interested in agricultural careers and those in related sciences. MANRRS members are encouraged to be full participants in other professional societies for their basic disciplinary and career interests. However, MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities.

Meeting Date

Meetings are held first and third Thursdays of each month in the Ag Annex building (#47), Room 212, at 11:15 am.

National MANRRS     

MANRRS is a student organization of the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences

MANRRS Staff and Officers


Advisor 1:
 Chandra Owens, USDA 1890 Liaison
 (302) 857-7131
Advisor 2:
Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, Assistant Professor
(302) 857-6490
Miss Peta Gay Jackson
Vice President
Miss Gabrielle Delima
Miss Akida Ferguson
Miss Cami McJett
Miss Shanice Yearwood