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Description: Our theme: "Looking Back and Moving Forward"Register for the 20th Annual Agricultural Summit:go.ncsu.edu/20thannualagriculturalsummit.For more information, contact Cooperative Extension at 919-245-2050.
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Orange County Cooperative Extension Food Lab 4 days away
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New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Orange County Center 1 week away

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.


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
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Orange County Center 2 weeks away

    The North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference (NCADC) is excited to announce the culminating event of the conference, the Cultured Seafood Festival, will be held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on March 9, 2018. This ‘all you care to eat’ festival is open to the public from 6pm to 9pm and will feature a variety of aquacultured seafood. Aquaculture is the business of farming aquatic plants and animals, and North Carolina prides itself as being one of the most respected aquaculture producing states in the U.S!

    Designed to educate the public about our wonderful aquaculture products, the Cultured Seafood Festival offers a fun, family-friendly environment with an abundance of delicious food crafted by Chef James “Smoke” Boyd, one of New Bern’s top chefs and owner of The Flame Catering and Banquet Center.

    The Festival will include variations of our state’s finest aquacultured seafood including: North Carolina steamed oysters (with all the “fixens”), local-made crab cakes, clams, tilapia, hybrid striped bass, crawfish and catfish, among others. We are ALSO including a “low country crawfish boil” AND a taste-testing of NC raw oysters direct from our own coastal waters! Local “craft” beer will also be available. Tickets are $50 per person and are available online.

    When: Friday, March 9, 2018, 6pm to 9pmWhere: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center 203 S. Front Street, New Bern, North Carolina 28560Tickets: http://www.cvent.com/events/ncadc-cultured-seafood-festival/event-summary-e2d1dacb61364b6280abdc5509c491cd.aspx

    About the North Carolina Aquaculture Development ConferenceThe North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference (NCADC) is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and personnel from regulatory agencies to share information and ideas about the development of aquaculture in North Carolina. This four-day conference is now celebrating 30 years and features classes on subjects like aquaponics, mariculture and aquaculture. More information can be found at: http://www.ncaquaculture.org/

    Connect with NC Aquaculture on Facebook. For press inquiries, please contact Kristen Baughman at kristen@tabletopmediagroup.com. Photographsare available for download by visiting Dropbox .

    Mar 9 Fri
    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 3 weeks away

    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: March 19th & 26th, 2018*Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm            (1-hour lunch break on your own)Exam: April 2nd, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Registration Fee $125 due March 15th, 2018

    *Payment can be made in cash, money order or check payable to Orange County Cooperative Extension AND must be received by the due date in order to be registered for the class. Fee includes instruction, Safe Plates book & slides, 3 practice exams, and Final Exam.

    **Exam-only option is available. Space is limited and priority is given to those taking the course. Exam-only fee is $45 due March 15th, 2018.

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

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