MANRRS, NASDA and the NASDA Foundation will Sign Historic MOU

Posted on August 19, 2020
MANRRS, NASDA and the NASDA Foundation will Sign Historic MOU

MANRRS, NASDA and the NASDA Foundation will sign historic MOU to welcome more minority students into agricultural policy careers

Atlanta, GA, August 19, 2020-  The National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS), National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and the NASDA Foundation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase minority college students’ exposure to employment, educational, and business opportunities in the field of agriculture, natural resources, and government affairs. The MOU details a five-year partnership through which the three organizations will build on the NASDA-MANRRS Youth Agriculture Policy Summit, a training program for MANRRS students covering federal policies that impact the food and agriculture industry. In addition, the partnership will utilize the NASDA and MANRRS network to grow student-professional relationships and channel information about employment opportunities.


MANRRS COO Ebony Webber, MANRRS National President Dr. Antomia Farrell, NASDA CEO Dr. Barb Glenn and NASDA Foundation Executive Director Dr. Lisa Benson will host the event and sign the MOU agreement. Time for questions and a public copy of the MOU will be provided following the signing.


When: Aug. 20, 2020 1:30 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom meeting
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MANRRS is a non-profit organization registered in the state of Michigan. MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related science careers. MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities. It is a springboard for their entry into and advancement in careers where they otherwise could be lost in the sheer number and established connections of mainstream participants.

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. Established in 1916, NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders.

NASDA Foundation is the only educational and research organization that directly serves state departments of agriculture in all 50 states and four U.S. territories. The Foundation focuses on education, outreach and research that galvanize the agricultural industry. NASDA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of the NASDA Foundation is to advance agriculture to shape a changing world. We carry out this mission by working with state departments of agriculture on regional and national programs that 1) Connects farmers to new markets, 2) Inspires change across the supply chain, and 3) Empowers diverse farmers & agricultural leaders to reach their dreams.



Ebony Webber, Chief Operating Officer, MANRRS

Sarah Grace Fowler, Manager, Communications,NASDA