About TAPS               Registration               Hotel Information               Program Contacts              Sponsors


The Tomorrow’s Agricultural Professional Symposium (TAPS) will take place November 12 – 13, 2022 with activities between Tuskegee University and the Renaissance Conference Center in Montgomery, AL. This year’s event will acquaint participants with hands-on experiences, topics, discoveries, careers and possibilities that agriculture, natural resources and related fields have to offer. Activities include:

  • Junior MANRRS Impromptu Speaking Contest
  • Agricultural Exploration
  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Agriculture & Technology
  • And Much 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 Pre-College Program is scheduled for November 12 – 13, 2022. The program 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!

This year’s TAPS Collegiate Program is scheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2022 and will be held in conjunction with the 1890 HBCU Fire Consortium – Student Fire Training Program’s Orientation Workshop and Drone Symposium. In addition to providing professional development workshops focusing on employability skills, the program will also focus on technical skills associated with Drone Applications in Wildfire Mitigation.” CLICK HERE to learn more about the 1890 Land Grant Institution Wildland Fire Consortium.

  • TAPS Collegiate Program Agenda- Coming Soon



TAPS Pre-College Registration is $10/person. There are scholarships available to support up to 10 student participants for schools/organizations bringing 11 or more student participants. Registration fees cover meals, admissions and activities for the institute.

  • GROUP REGISTRATION can be completed by contacting Janet Sullen at jsullen@tuskegee.edu to obtain scholarship registration form.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors registration for the Collegiate TAPS program is made available at no cost to students and can be accessed HERE.

Deadline to register is October 15, 2022. 


Hotel Information 

Lodging for TAPS will be in conjunction with the Professional Agriculture Workers Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery, AL. You can book your hotel reservation by CLICKING HERE. The conference rate is $159 +tax per night. This venue is 100% non-smoking and offers self-parking for $12 per night and valet parking for $32.oo per night. Hotel reservation deadline – October 12, 2022

 Program Contacts
Collegiate TAPS                 (Sun., 11/13/22)                  Dr. Rashidah Farid Email: rfarid@tuskegee.edu
Office: (334) 727-8625
Cell: (334) 421- 9214
Pre-College TAPS              (Sat-Sun, 11/12-8/21)        Ms. Janet Sullen Email:  jsullen@tuskegee.edu
Cell:       (334) 202-3573
Pre-College TAPS              (Sat-Sun, 11/12-8/21)        Dr. Clarissa Harris Email:  charris2@tuskegee.edu
Cell:       (334) 727-8435




2022 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.