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Description:

Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals of aquaponic technology. This State-of-the-Art course will showcase techniques and practices that are being used at one of the largest commercial facilities in the U.S. If you are considering getting into this fast growing industry, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from the best.

About the course: Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more people are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their recirculating systems. Aquaponic systems are recirculating aquaculture systems that incorporate the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic byproducts can be reused in aquaponic system by a secondary crop; plants. Plants can grow rapidly with dissolved nutrients that are excreted directly by the aquatic species or generated from the microbial breakdown of the animal waste by the various species of bacteria in the system. In closed recirculating systems with very little daily water exchange, dissolved nutrients accumulate in concentrations similar to those in hydroponic nutrient solutions. These dissolved waste nutrients are taken up by the plants, reducing wastewater discharge to the surrounding watershed and allowing for more efficient use of the fish feed.

Instructors:

We are pleased to have leading NC commercial aquaponics experts from the facility at Lucky Clay's Fresh to lead the presentations.  Aquaponics Farm Manager Bradley Todd joined the team at Lucky Clays Farm in 2010 and began managing Lucky Clays Fresh in 2013. Todd was raised in Aquadale, North Carolina and spent five years in the Marine Corps. After completing service, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While overseas in the military, Todd began his research in the fundamentals, engineering, and science of aquaculture and hydroponics, which ultimately lead him to learn about the process of combining the two into an efficient and sustainable farming system. Todd intends to incorporate bio-floc technology, Vermiculture, and mycology into an all-encompassing production flow with Lucky Clays Fresh’s established Aquaponics system.

Huy Tran is an aquaculture and aquaponics expert with more than 20 years experience.  After graduating with a degree in agriculture/aquaculture from the University Of Hawaii, Huy worked at and managed several area farms rearing Shrimp and numerous Marine/Freshwater fish species.  This included managing a 20 acre farm producing 47 different aquatic species used in aquatic toxicology testing. In 1997 he began work at Aquatic Eco-System (AES) where he remained for 19 years.  As Sales and Marketing Officer, he was responsible for production of 16 of the AES master catalogs and oversaw all technical sales and all marketing for the company.  Currently, Huy owns his own facility, Apopka Aquaponic Farms, and consults/designs for many aquaponic and Aquaculture facilities world wide.

Registration Fees

  • Aquaponics Short-Course only: $150 per person
  • Aquaponics Short-Course fee if you also register for the NC Aquaculture Development Conference: $125
  • Student rate: $80

Registration for the Aquaponics Short-Course includes a morning coffee break, a lunch, and afternoon coffee and soft-drinks. A short-course workbook is also included in registration.  Click here to register online for Aquaponics

Mar 7 Wed

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Orange County AG Center - Cooperative Extension Food Lab 306 Revere Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278 Orange County AG Center - Cooperative Extension Food Lab 306 Revere Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278 Orange County Center 6 days away
Description:

NC Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the foodservice industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.

This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the United States for 5 years from the date of the exam and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.

Classes: August 27th - 28th, 2018* 
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm            (*1-hour lunch break on your own)
Exam: August 29th, 2018 from 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Registration Fees: Class & Exam: $125**

                                  Exam only: $45**

**Payments must be received by the due date of August 13th, 2018 in order to participate in the class or take the exam. Class registration fee includes course-book, slides, 3 practice tests and the final exam.

** Exam-only options are available on the date above. Space is limited and priority is given to those taking the course. 

Make Checks/Money Orders payable to OC Cooperative Extension

Registration links here: https://orange.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/07/food-safety-manager-certification-course-nc-safe-plates-2/

For more information please contact Ivelisse Colón at icolond@ncsu.edu or call 919-245-2055.

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Aug 27 Mon
NC Cooperative Extension - Orange County Center, 306-E Revere Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA NC Cooperative Extension - Orange County Center, 306-E Revere Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA Orange County Center 7 days away
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Meeting for members of the Orange County 4-H Advisory Council. For more information, contact Jonathon Smith at jonathon_smith@ncsu.edu or 919-245-2057.

Meeting will be held in the Food Lab

Aug 27 Mon
Orange County AG Center - Cooperative Extension Food Lab 306 Revere Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278 Orange County AG Center - Cooperative Extension Food Lab 306 Revere Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278 Orange County Center 1 week away
Description:

NC Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the foodservice industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.

This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the United States for 5 years from the date of the exam and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.

Classes: August 27th - 28th, 2018* 
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm            (*1-hour lunch break on your own)
Exam: August 29th, 2018 from 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Registration Fees: Class & Exam: $125**

                                  Exam only: $45**

**Payments must be received by the due date of August 13th, 2018 in order to participate in the class or take the exam. Class registration fee includes course-book, slides, 3 practice tests and the final exam.

** Exam-only options are available on the date above. Space is limited and priority is given to those taking the course. 

Make Checks/Money Orders payable to OC Cooperative Extension

Registration links here: https://orange.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/07/food-safety-manager-certification-course-nc-safe-plates-2/

For more information please contact Ivelisse Colón at icolond@ncsu.edu or call 919-245-2055.

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Aug 28 Tue
Orange County AG Center - Cooperative Extension Food Lab 306 Revere Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278 Orange County AG Center - Cooperative Extension Food Lab 306 Revere Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278 Orange County Center 1 week away
Description:

NC Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the foodservice industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.

This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the United States for 5 years from the date of the exam and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.

Classes: August 27th - 28th, 2018* 
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm            (*1-hour lunch break on your own)
Exam: August 29th, 2018 from 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Registration Fees: Class & Exam: $125**

                                  Exam only: $45**

**Payments must be received by the due date of August 13th, 2018 in order to participate in the class or take the exam. Class registration fee includes course-book, slides, 3 practice tests and the final exam.

** Exam-only options are available on the date above. Space is limited and priority is given to those taking the course. 

Make Checks/Money Orders payable to OC Cooperative Extension

Registration links here: https://orange.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/07/food-safety-manager-certification-course-nc-safe-plates-2/

For more information please contact Ivelisse Colón at icolond@ncsu.edu or call 919-245-2055.

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Aug 29 Wed
3 weeks away
Description:

4-H is pleased to offer competitions for 4-H youth of all ages. This year, there will be competitions for crafts, photography, and entomology. The state deadline for entry in these competitions is September 15. Visit ncstatefair.org/2018/Competitions/Entering/4HCompetition.html to learn more and to access entry forms.

Sep 14 Fri
Guilford County Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Rd. in Greensboro, NC Guilford County Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Rd. in Greensboro, NC Orange County Center 4 weeks away
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For Immediate Release
The 17th Annual Guilford County Gardening Gala and Seminar, sponsored by NC Extension and NC Extension
Master Gardener Volunteers, will take place Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The event will
return to its usual venue at Guilford County Cooperative Extension, 3309 Burlington Rd. in Greensboro. A full day of
“Fall for Gardening”speakers will feature laughs as well as professional gardening knowledge with 4 outstanding
speakers. “The Grumpy Gardener” (aka Steve Bender) of Southern Living Magazine fame will offer gardening tips
humorously in “The World According to Grumpy.” Brie Arthur -- author, foodscape trailblazer, and correspondent for
the PBS television show “Growing a Greener World” -- will inspire thinking outside the box with “The Foodscape
Revolution,” combining edibles with ornamental gardening. Horticulturist Charlotte Glen, the NC State Coordinator for
the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, will offer solutions for “Reducing Deer Damage in Landscapes.”
Breakout sessions will be offered by Bender (“Grumpy’s Q & A”), Arthur (“Garden Downsizing”), and Mike Romano
(“Uninvited Garden Occupants: Friends or Foes”). Romano is the Environmental Education and Lakes Supervisor for
Greensboro Parks and Recreation, who has a collection of live animals to show for his spirited presentation.
Registration for the public begins on July 1 and closes on September 1. Early registration is recommended, as
seating is limited. The $45 Gala fee includes continental breakfast, all three keynote addresses, one breakout session
of choice, catered lunch, shopping with vendors for plants and garden-related items, door prizes, and gift bags.
Registration forms are available at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension (3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro, NC
27405), select garden centers, some public libraries, or online at www.guilfordextension.com/events. For information,
call 336-641-2400.
Contact:
Hanna Smith
Extension Agent, Horticulture
336-641-2400
Hanna_smith@ncsu.edu

Sep 20 Thu