A professional development organization for students in agricultural-related sciences holds its national conference this week in Greensboro, and students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are co-hosts of the event.
More than 1,200 students, faculty and industry leaders from across the country are expected for the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference, Thursday through Saturday at the Koury Convention Center.
The annual gathering and career fair is tailored to students in a range of agriculture-related fields including agribusiness, animal sciences, biological engineering, fashion merchandising, environmental systems and food science. The event is co-hosted by the MANRRS chapter of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at N.C. A&T, and by its sister land-grant affiliated chapter at NC State in Raleigh. Other hosts and sponsors include agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies BASF Corp., Bayer and Syngenta.
Originally published April 5, 2018.