MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related science careers. MANRRS members are encouraged to be full participants in other professional societies for their basic disciplinary and career interests. However, 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. For student members, MANRRS provides role models and networking opportunities.
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"The company culture and the team I work for! We are
working towards solving various problems through data
and it really feels like our team is trying to deliver the
best product to our end user. It’s always great to be
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- Denver Caldwell, Director, Ag and Turf Sales
"MANRRS has made a huge impact on my personal and professional life. As a professional, it serves as a great developmental resource. From a personal perspective, I have built great friendships with people from all over the country. It exposes me to new cultures and perspectives, which is something I greatly appreciate."
- Fabiola, Marketing Representative
At John Deere, Diversity & Inclusion is not just a catch phrase or temporary commitment. We are serious about our commitment, and below is a list of recent recognitions from professional organizations: