Increase Opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture for Minority Students and Professionals
Central to AFT’s mission — to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, implementing environmentally-sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land — is ensuring the next generation of farmers and ranchers have access to the knowledge, tools and land necessary to enter agriculture. Likewise, MANRRS is working to change the face of agriculture, natural resources and related sciences by supplying the industry with a diverse pool of talented leaders. Through our partnership we will expand access for MANRRS members to the world of conservation agriculture, what is now often called “regenerative” agriculture. In doing so, AFT and the wider conservation agriculture community will benefit from the insight and talent of a diverse group of future leaders.
“As a National Officer, I was given a larger platform to really share my MANRRS story. I don’t think I realized at the time how powerful this role was, but even now a year after my term served, I still get emails or messages on LinkedIn from other students who told me I inspired them to apply for graduate school even when they didn’t think they would be accepted or students who were scared to leave the country but were inspired by my travels to study abroad.
“The organizations with whom MANRRS partners are so significant, because MANRRS is a student serving society. Through these partnerships, these organizations provide our students with unique opportunities to develop personally and professionally. Annual scholarships, internships, careers, professional development, and unique training and workshops are just a few of the opportunities afforded to our students.”
“American Farmland Trust is grateful for the opportunity to be working with leaders like Johannah and others with MANRRS,” said David Haight, AFT
“MANRRS is looking forward to working together to enhance opportunities for young adults in the agriculture, natural resources, conservation, and related fields. MANRRS has a strong interest in exposing our membership to opportunities within American Farmland Trust and I believe that working together will provide more opportunities for members who are interested in agriculture and conservation,” said Dr. Antomia Farrell, National MANRRS President
The AFT-MANRRS agreement includes sharing resources, promoting internships, collaboration between staff, mutual participation in webinars, conferences, field days, learning circles and other events and most importantly a shared effort to promote opportunities for MANRRS members in agriculture and conservation fields.
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Topic: Creating Pathways in Regenerative Agriculture for Minority Students and Professionals
Description: Ensuring a new generation has the knowledge, tools and opportunities necessary to succeed in regenerative agriculture.