Through the conference and other strategic initiatives, MANRRS and its many supporters, including 2004 Conference Partners - DuPont subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
The food, agriculture and natural resources system needs higher numbers of talented youth to support demand," said Carl Butler, MANRRS executive officer of operations.
With more than 50 chapters and 1,300 members nationwide, MANRRS helps prepare its members from all racial ethnic groups for opportunities within a global society through personal and professional development.
ISU continues to see growing interest and participation in our MANRRS chapter year after year," said Mary de Baca, ISU program manager, College of Agriculture Diversity Programs.
Pioneer, the world's largest seed business, is one example of an Iowa- based business that has directly benefited from the MANRRS organization's recruitment and professional development efforts, hiring MANRRS student members on both intern and full-time employee levels.