MANRRS-Illinois is a chapter of the national Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, whose mission is to support academic and professional endeavors that will always foster and promote the agricultural sciences and related fields in a positive manner among ethnic minorities. MANRRS welcomes membership of both undergraduate and graduate students in all agricultural and related science majors and programs. MANRRS members are encouraged to be full participants in their student and other professional societies for their discipline and career interests. MANRRS provides role models and networking opportunities both on campus and with the business community. MANRRS also offers students opportunities to enhance leadership and organizational and public speaking skills and to experience professional developmental activities.