About TAPS          About Jr. MANNRRS          How to Register          Resources & Materials          Program Contacts


The Professional Agricultural Workers Conference  Tomorrow’s Agricultural Professional Symposium (TAPS) will be held in conjunction with the Alabama Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute on December 8 – 10, 2019. These events will converge to acquaint participants with hands-on experiences, topics, discoveries, careers and possibilities that agriculture and related fields have to offer. Activities include:

  • Impromptu Speaking Contest
  • Agricultural Exploration
  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Creative Cooking
  • Agriculture & Technology – Making the Connection
  • Millionaire Mindset
  • And More!!!


About TAPS



Tomorrow’s Agricultural Professional Symposium (TAPS) is a reflection of the Tuskegee University College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences’ commitment to increase the awareness of educational and career opportunities in the fields of food, agriculture, natural resources and related sciences (FANRRS) for youth as a means of addressing workforce concerns in FANRRS. The goals of TAPS are achieved through a series of hands on experiences, including wet labs and site visits as well as leadership development and personal enrichment activities that bring home agricultural issues of today and tomorrow as well as the participant’s role in addressing these issues! TAPS offers two distinct programs, one of which is for high school students and a second specifically designed for collegiate students. By the end of the TAPS program, participants at every level will be able to operate more effectively and serve as leaders to others in addressing agricultural issues.

– The TAPS High School Program (Dec 8 – 10, 2019) is designed to acquaint high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with hands-on experiences, including wet labs and site visits as well as leadership development and personal enrichment activities as they explore educational and career opportunities in FANRRS. Special program activities and events include an Impromptu Speaking Contest, Borlaug Dialogue, and sessions on agricultural exploration, creative cooking, agriculture technology, and much more!

– The TAPS Collegiate Program (December 8-10, 2019) is designed for collegiate students committed to enhancing their employability skills. The TAPS collegiate program will feature a series of professional development workshops focusing on employability skills and be delivered by members of the agribusiness community, including those from industry, government, academia and NGOs, setting the stage for the soft skills programs, such as the Leadership and Excellence by Tuskegee University Students (LET US) Academy. Program activities will include series of workshops that emphasize oral and written communication, team-building and more!


About Jr. MANRRS



MANRRS is a national society that promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. As the signature youth outreach program of the society, Jr. MANRRS is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, agricultural, and mathematics fields, or STEAM. The goal of Jr. MANRRS is to encourage students in grades 7 – 12 to attend college and pursue agriculture, natural resources, and environmental science degrees. The Alabama Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute has the mission of exposing youth to career possibilities, and connecting them to future internships, and educational opportunities in their areas of interest.


How to Register

Register for the 2019 TAPS/Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute – Grades 7 – 12 (SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE)

Register for the 2019 TAPS Collegiate Program (FREE)


Resources And Materials

2019 TAPS / Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute Program Flyer

2019 TAPS / Jr. MANRRS Code of Conduct

2019 TAPS / Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute Agenda (COMING SOON!!!)

2019 TAPS Agenda for Collegiate Students


Program Contacts

Ms. Millicent Braxton, mbraxton@tuskegee.edu, 334-202-646 or Ms. Janet Sullen, jsullen@tuskegee.edu, 334-202-3573



2018 Youth Program Partners and Sponsors



Tuskegee University values partnerships. Thank you for partnering with Tuskegee University to provide support for this unique experience to future leaders from across the country. Read more about partnering with Tuskegee University here.