TAPS Farm Management Competitions

The TAPS program hosts interactive real-life farm management competitions that evaluate profitability and input-use efficiency. Contestants in each competition make decisions on a number of management options for their “farm”, which includes three plots equal to around a half an acre. These decisions, depending on competition, can include: crop insurance selection; hybrid selection; planting density; marketing strategy; irrigation scheduling and quantity; and fertilizer timing, amount and method. The participants obtain information relevant to their plots, as well as submit their decisions, through a password protected login.  

2021 Competitions