K-State TAPS Technology Field Day - June 20 in Colby

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The K-State Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program invites TAPS contestants, agricultural industry partners, and anyone interested in sustainable and efficient irrigation technology to attend the TAPS Technology Field Day on June 20, 2024, at the Northwest Research-Extension Center, 105 Experiment Farm Drive, Colby, KS 67701.

The technology program and a tour of the TAPS plots will begin at 10:00 a.m. Afterward, a meal will be provided at the NWREC. Attendees are also invited to join the TAPS program team and technology partners for a golf scramble at Meadow Lake Golf Course.

Attendees can engage with technology partners and demonstrations, view the TAPS Sprinkler Irrigated Corn competition plots planted in May, connect with K-State Research and Extension Specialists, and build their network.

Schedule for the 2024 TAPS Technology Field Day

  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Technology Program and Tour of the TAPS Plots
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. Tee Time at the Meadow Lake Golf Course

“TAPS unites industry, farmers, research, and education, building a collaborative network to support sustainable and profitable irrigation management,” said Daran Rudnick, K-State director of sustainable irrigation and TAPS. “This technology field day is an opportunity for anyone interested to see what TAPS is all about and join the conversation.”

The public is encouraged to attend the TAPS Technology Field Day to witness this exciting real-world farming competition and learn about the technology used in sustainable agricultural water management. Attendees will meet the farmers, industry professionals, and researchers working to conserve the Ogallala Aquifer and sustain a strong agricultural economy in western Kansas.

You can still participate in the TAPS competition by following @KSUTAPS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and engaging with the TAPS social media team. The public is invited to vote and help make decisions for the TAPS Social Media Team plots, experiencing the same competition challenges farmers face in western Kansas.

To RSVP for the 2024 TAPS Technology Field Day and catered meal, visit the TAPS website at www.K-State.edu/TAPS or contact Renee Tuttle, TAPS and irrigation extension associate, at rstuttle@ksu.edu.


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