Organizations & Conferences

Professional organizations and networking are vital for all academic professionals and graduate students within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). The organizations below offer networking opportunities and conferences.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion also offers some conference funding for a variety of professionals and graduate students.

MSU Chapters

There are MSU chapters available for professional organizations connected with diversity and inclusion in agriculture, natural resources and science.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)

The MSU Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) is a national organization that began at Michigan State University 30 years ago. It promotes career opportunities, networking, and professional development for underrepresented undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in CANR fields.

All are welcome at MANRRS meetings at MSU. To contact the MSU MANRRS chapter, email MANRRSMSU@gmail.com.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

The MSU Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists – from college students to professionals – to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

To contact the MSU SACNAS chapter, email sacnas.msu@gmail.com.

Conference Sponsorship

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion encourages representation from CANR at a variety of professional and academic events to ensure our recruitment reaches a broad range of potential graduate students and academic professionals.

There is some funding available for CANR graduate students to attend professional conferences to expand their professional networks and represent CANR overall.

If you are interested in representing our programs in any of the spaces below, please contact the office for more information.

  • Association of 1890 Research Directors Research Symposium
  • Black Doctoral Network (organization and conference)
  • Minority Access Incorporated (organization and conference)
  • National Black Farmers Association (organization and conference)
  • National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (organization and conference)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (organization and conference)

If you have additional organizations or conferences you would like the office to consider adding, please contact us at 517-432-1349.

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