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Are you trying to break into aquaculture industry or already working in the field and looking to gain additional expertise for career development?

Aquaponics: How to Do It Yourself

11 May 2016, at 1:00am

US - The National Aquaculture Association, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center and United States Aquaculture Society are offering a free webinar to help those exploring the world of aquaponics to design and manage a system that will produce food for the home or can be scaled up as a commercial operation.

Participants will better understand aquaponic production methods, systems, operational management and products. Additionally, realities of economic viability and food safety and environmental sustainability will be discussed.

Aquaponics provides producers and environmentally conscious way to produce and sell more US farm-raised seafood. This is an opportunity to learn more about US aquaculture and how it meets your need to provide safe, sustainable, local seafood for your customers.

Presenter: Dr D. Allen Pattillo has over 10 years of experience in aquaculture and over five years of experience researching and working with the aquaponics industry and is currently the Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Specialist at Iowa State University, and the extension committee chair for the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center. Much of his work involves public education and outreach for recirculating aquaculture, aquaponics, pond management, local foods and aquaculture business development. Prior to that, he worked and schooled in the southeastern US at Auburn University.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 3:00 PM Eastern.

Duration: 60 minutes

To Register: Click on http://www.ncrac.org/webinar-registration

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Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

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