Three agricultural business majors at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff attended the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Regional Cluster Sept. 22-23 in Atlanta.

Three agricultural business majors at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff attended the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Regional Cluster Sept. 22-23 in Atlanta.

Kiarra Ford, Emmanuel Gonder and Lauren Goodwin participated in workshops led by industry leaders from the U. S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Monsanto, the Farm Credit System and Dow AgroSciences.

Rita Conley, an instructor in the School of Agriculture Fisheries and Human Sciences and co-advisor for the Arkansas–Pine Bluff Chapter, also attended the conference.

MANRRS is a national society that welcomes people of all racial and ethnic groups to participate in agricultural and related sciences careers. For student members, the organization 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 work.

The national organization is open to professionals, graduate and undergraduate students and to high school students if a Junior MANRRS Chapter exists. For more information, contact the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Chapter advisors, Dr. Tracy Dunbar at 870-575-7142 or dunbart@uapb.edu, or Rita Conley at 870-575-8540 or conleyr@uapb.edu.