* Event representation: At various events including AEA, MANRRS
, Latinos in Agriculture, National FFA Convention and others.
The researchers were asked by the National Association for Agricultural Education (NAAE) to attend the National MANRRS Conference and determine the motivating factors for students of color to select teaching agriculture as a profession.
After obtaining informed consent, the interview took place during the first day of the MANRRS national conference.
The researchers wanted to understand the reasons minority students would join an agricultural communications organization, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT), and/or MANRRS
. Except for one who had been an officer of the organization, the rest of the students had never heard of MANRRS
Jones: I was a member of the National FFA, and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS
To recruit a varied professional workforce, the company attends numerous career shows and has established relationships with organizations such as the National FFA Organization, MANRRS
(Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) and Women For Hire.