Krystle Rhoades - TAPS Program Coordinator

TAPS Program Awarded USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant

February 6, 2020
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program continues to gain momentum, thanks in part to a recent $850,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) award from USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

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Technology To Be Showcased at TAPS Kick-Off

January 30, 2020
With a growing list of technology companies partnering with the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program, the 2020 Kick-Off is planned with a focus on the innovative technology and services that can be tested in a no-risk environment in the TAPS program.

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TAPS Program Benefits a Large Range of People

January 27, 2020
The Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program provides a touchstone where ideas and people can observe and use new ideas, test conventional wisdom, and discover better ways to do business in an environment of friendly competition.

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TAPS Culminates 2019 Competitions

December 22, 2019
In a recent UNL TAPS awards ceremony, winners for 2019 were announced in three categories: irrigated sorghum, subsurface drip irrigation, and sprinkler corn.

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TAPS Banquet to Celebrate 2019 Competitions

November 5, 2019
With a record-setting wet growing season and some unique differences in management decisions by competitors, this year’s Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) awards banquet is sure to be interesting.

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UNL-TAPS Expanding To Include Winter Wheat Competition in the Panhandle

August 28, 2019
Winter wheat production is being added to the slate of UNL-TAPS contests for the next year. The competition will debut at a kickoff meeting Friday, September 6, at the High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney.

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Growers participating in the UNL TAPS competition gather to discuss what they've learned.
Look forward to hearing from growers participating in the 2019 UNL TAPS competition during a jam-packed Water and Crops Field Day August 22 at North Platte.

West Central REC to Host Annual Water and Crops Field Day

August 8, 2019
Using precision technology to improve profitability is the theme of the 2019 UNL West Central Research and Extension Center’s Annual Water and Crops Field Day. Breakout sessions will focus on precision agriculture to manage water and to manage crops.

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Matt Stockton accepting the Oustanding Extension Program award on behalf of the UNL-TAPS team.
Matt Stockton accepting the Oustanding Extension Program award on behalf of the UNL-TAPS team.

UNL TAPS Receives Outstanding Extension Program Award

July 15, 2019
The Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) recently honored the UNL-TAPS program with the Outstanding Extension Program Award for demonstrably impacting the mindset and management practices of irrigators while engaging and educating a much broader audience.

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