Our Programs
Empowering future leaders through experiential learning


Animal Health and Care Academy

The Animal Health and Animal Care Academy is a professional development, career development, and educational immersive experience designed to expose students to traditional and non-traditional (non-veterinary) careers and professional mentors.


MANRRS/NASDA Ag Policy Summit

The MANRRS/NASDA Foundation Ag Policy Summit introduces students to major policies that lead and impact the food and agriculture industry. Selected Fellows learn how trade associations help shape policy, how federal agencies execute and implement policy, and learn how they can advocate for agricultural-related issues relevant to their interests. 



L.E.A.D - Mentoring Program

The program is designed to develop emerging leaders for future and current leadership and management roles within Agribusiness and increase the retention of those committed to working in these roles. The program also addresses career preparation by optimizing cross-sector collaborations that focus on identifying and nurturing high potential leaders of diverse backgrounds and developing them into high achievers and responsible leaders. 

Applications for spring 2024 cohort open Oct. 1


This initiative will provide undergraduate and graduate student leaders the opportunity to actively promote MANRRS to stakeholders on university campuses and beyond. This program allows students to have novel interactions throughout the year, furthering their personal and professional development.

Applications for the 2022-2023 term have closed. Applications will reopen Fall 2023.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

The BLM offers internships that provide young people and veterans with jobs and job training opportunities in local communities. These internships help to support American families and build strong economies while keeping public lands healthy and productive. Working individually or as part of a team or crew, BLM interns participate in the shared stewardship of public lands - building trails and enhancing recreational facilities, restoring habitat damaged by wildland fire, and supporting BLM's multiple-use mission. 

Applications are currently closed. 


2024 Farm Bureau Fellowship Program

American Farm Bureau Federation is excited to offer a fellowship program for MANRRS student members to attend its national leadership conference.


Join us in Omaha, NE March 8-11, 2024, for the YF&R Leadership Conference!


Professional Development Series

Join leading experts in natural resources, conservation, agriculture, and related STEM sciences as they share insights to help you develop your professional career! Participants who attend each session will receive a certificate. 


Resource Assistants Program

Resource Assistants help the Forest Service accomplish mission-critical work as they work to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Resource Assistants Program is designed for emerging professionals to launch their natural and cultural resources careers.  RA's will receive PAID hands-on learning experience, mentorship, coaching to complete mission-critical work while developing leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication skills.


Junior MANRRS AgDiscovery Research Programs

The AgriTREK/SciTREK Summer Institute and AgDiscovery Summer Program are two-week residential programs held at various 1862 and 1890 institutions that create an awareness of the educational opportunities that are available in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics (STEAM) and related areas through hands-on research, leadership development, and personal enrichment activities.

Though similar in their mission and goals, these two programs represent two distinct opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about agriculture and related careers. 

More info coming soon

Junior MANRRS Leadership Institutes

The Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute is a program designed to engage underrepresented middle and high school students and promote diversity within careers in agriculture, natural resources and other related STEM disciplines at an earlier age and introduce them to corporate and federal partners. In MANRRS, these programs are coordinated with MANRRS Affiliate Partners and Collegiate Chapters – Colleges of Agricultural and Natural Sciences. The objectives for Junior MANRRS are to:

  • Increase high school graduation rates for minority students in the Junior MANRRS umbrella
  • Increase college enrollment rates for MD students through direct exposure to the land-grant system and mentorship opportunities via collegiate MANRRS members
  • Dispel the "myths of agriculture"
  • Improve diversity in underrepresented areas of agriculture and related sciences.
  • Expose underrepresented high school students to important "soft skills" (i.e. leadership, public speaking, professionalism etc.)
  • Expose underrepresented high school students to applied research and give them an opportunity to present at regional and national conferences.

More info coming soon

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