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Join Kentucky State University’s aquaculture experts at a free workshop on Saturday, April 23. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Aquaculture Research Center.

Dr. Bob Durborow, state extension specialist for aquaculture will moderate the all-day workshop which will include discussion sessions on aquaculture economics, floating raceways, koi and koi/goldfish hybrids, fish disease management, marine shrimp, aquaponics, largemouth bass, fish nutrition, and aquaculture marketing.

The workshop will conclude with a 2:30 tour of the university’s Aquaculture Research Center, followed by the Kentucky Aquaculture Association meeting at3:30 p.m.

Registration is free, and lunch is provided. All questions should be directed to Dr. Durborow at Robert.durborow@kysu.edu or 502-597-6581. The KSU Aquaculture Research Center is located at 103 Athletic Road in Frankfort.

Workshop Agenda:

Moderator: Dr. Bob Durborow, State Extension Specialist for Aquaculture

9:15        Registration                                                        No charge

9:45        Dr. Kirk Pomper                                                 Welcome from College of Ag / AFE

10:00     Dr. Sid Dasgupta                                               Aquaculture Economics

10:15     Dr. Ken Semmens                                            Floating Raceways

10:30     Mr. Forrest Wynne                                         Western KY Aquaculture

10:45     Dr. Boris Gomelsky                                          Koi, and Koi x Goldfish Hybrids

11:00 – 11:30 Break to interact with speakers and other workshop participants

11:30     Dr. Bob Durborow                                           Fish Disease Management

11:45     Dr. Andrew Ray                                                  Marine Shrimp

12:00 – 1:30  Lunch and business interaction time

1:30        Ms. Janelle Hager                                            Aquaponics

1:45        Mr. Shawn Coyle                                              Largemouth Bass

2:00        Dr. Vikas Kumar                                                Fish Nutrition, red claws, etc.

2:15        Mr. Michael Tierney                                       Aquaculture Marketing

2:30        Tour of KSU Aquaculture Research Center

3:30 – 4:15 Kentucky Aquaculture Association (KAA) Meeting