About TAPS               About Junior MANNRS               How To Register               Program Contacts              Sponsors


The Tomorrow’s Agricultural Professional Symposium (TAPS) will be held in conjunction with the Alabama Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute on October 28 – 29, 2023. These events will converge to 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 will be held in collaboration with the Alabama Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute and is scheduled for October 28 – 29, 2023.  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, October 29, 2023.  In addition to providing professional development workshops focusing employability skills, the program will also focus on technical skills associated with careers in agriculture.


About Junior MANNRS 

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, Junior MANRRS is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, agricultural, and mathematics fields, or STEAM. The goal of Junior MANRRS is to encourage students in grades 7 – 12 to attend college and pursue agriculture, natural resources, and environmental science degrees. The Alabama Junior 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.  Learn more about MARRS and Junior MANRRS at www.manrrs.org.


How To Register 

Alabama Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute and Pre-College TAPS Registration is $10/person. There are registration scholarships to support up to 10 student participants for chapters/schools bringing 11 or more student participants. Registration fees cover meals, admissions and activities for the institute.

  • GROUP REGISTRATION can be completed by filling and returning the SCHOLARSHIP REGISTRATION FORM to jsullen@tuskegee.edu. Priority deadline is Friday, September 29, 2023.

Collegiate TAPS 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!

 Program Contacts
Collegiate TAPS                 (Sun., 10/29/23)                  Ms. Lakiah Clark Email: :  lclark1@tuskegee.edu
Office: (334) 724-4605
Cell: (336) 529-2089
Pre-College TAPS              (Sat-Sun, 10/28-29/23)        Ms. Janet Sullen Email:  jsullen@tuskegee.edu
Cell:       (334) 202-3573
Leadership Institute             
(Sat-Sun, 10/28-29/23)     Dr. Clarissa Harris
Email:  charris2@tuskegee.edu
Cell:       (334) 727-8435




2023 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.