ARLINGTON, VA., March 12, 2021- The National Grain and Feed Foundation announced today that it has launched a scholarship in partnership with the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) national society.
The Foundation will provide support to MANRRS student members who are engaged in undergraduate or graduate studies in the grain, feed or processing industry or a closely related field at an accredited college or university or to student members pursuing a degree from a technical school focusing on grain handling, feed manufacturing or grain processing facility operations.
“Through the Foundation’s mission to promote education and awareness of our industry, we are pleased to engage young people to make a career in agriculture and agribusiness as well as to encourage diversity and foster inclusive environments within our industry,” said Greg Beck, senior vice president of the grain division at CGB Enterprises Inc., and chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are honored to have this opportunity to support MANRRS students as they pursue careers in agriculture and thankful to the generous Foundation donors whose contributions have made this possible. I look forward to partnering with MANRRS to support students as they achieve their goals and contribute to the highest standards of education pertinent to the grain, feed and processing industry.”
MANRRS is a national society incorporated in 1989 that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic groups participating in agricultural and related science careers, with a focus on providing networks to support professional development of minorities.
Established in 1965, the National Grain and Feed Foundation supports public education and research projects that benefit the grain, feed and processing industry, enhance the industry’s presence to the public, and positions it for future growth. The Foundation is funded entirely by voluntary corporate and individual contributions.
Read more about the Foundation’s MANRRS scholarship here.
About National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA)
The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), established in 1896, consists of more than 1,000 grain, feed, processing, exporting and other grain-related companies that operate more than 7,000 facilities and handle more than 70 percent of all U.S. grains and oilseeds. Its membership includes grain elevators; feed and feed ingredient manufacturers; biofuels companies; grain and oilseed processors and millers; exporters; livestock and poultry integrators; and associated firms that provide goods and services to the nation’s grain, feed and processing industry. NGFA also consists of 33 affiliated State and Regional Grain and Feed Associations, and NGFA is co-located and has a strategic alliance with North American Export Grain Association, and a strategic alliance with Pet Food Institute.
About Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Science (MANRRS)Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. It is our goal to provide the student members (junior high school through doctoral programs) of our organization with the support to become productive citizens by engaging them in leadership development activities, educational opportunities, job readiness training, and facilitating internship placement and permanent employment, with special emphasis on agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. MANRRS encourages and promotes Agriculture, Natural Resources, and related STEM programs in an effort to interest and attract underrepresented students and professionals into pursuing educational and career opportunities in these respective areas.