October 20, 2017 | By: Carley Fort

Registration is open for the sixth annual Kentucky Jr. Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences’ Leadership Institute. The institute is Dec. 8-9 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington.

Middle- and high-school students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are invited to attend the two-day event hosted by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Office of Diversity. Young people will gain leadership skills and knowledge in agriculture, natural resources, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related sciences.

 “The goal of the conference is to help encourage students to discover their passion through the world around them,” said Antomia Farrell, UK MANRRS advisor and institute co-chair. “They get to see the way agriculture, engineering and technology fuel the world and how they can use their skills to become the next leaders of tomorrow.”

During the institute, students will participate in workshops and tours to hone leadership skills that will prepare them for the future. Jr. MANRRS members will interact with students across the state and MANRRS collegiate leaders and professionals from industry, government, and academia will serve as mentors during the Opportunity Fair.

Students may participate in public speaking, impromptu, mock interviews and quiz bowl contests. Winners will have the opporunity to compete at the national conference, April 5-7 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Interested participants can get registration forms online at https://diversity.ca.uky.edu/programs-events. Complete registration online or submit forms to Kendriana Price, institute co-chair and 4-H youth development agent, by email  kendriana.price@uky.edu, fax to 270-886-6320 or mail to the Christian County Cooperative Extension Service, 2850 Pembroke Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.  The registration deadline is Nov. 10.


Antomia Farrell, 859-218-4800, antomia.farrell@uky.edu

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