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Small-scale Aquaponics Systems

  • Ragsdale Community Center 20916 Old School Road McKenney, VA, 23872 United States (map)

Small-scale Aquaponics Systems

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

1PM - 4PM

Ragsdale Community Center

20916 Old School Rd

McKenney, Virginia

Get Started With Small-Scale Aquaponics Production 

Aquaponics is the integration of growing plants and fish into one system. The workshop will cover the necessary information on how to do a small-scale aquaponics for hobbyists, schools and as an enterprise for a farm and urban setting. A small-scale aquaponics unit will be demonstrated as part of the workshop.

Dr. David Crosby, Dr. Brian Nerrie, Chris Mullins and Jimmy Mullins with VSU Extension in areas of aquaculture, horticulture and aquaponics will present information related to the following topics:

  • Overview of aquaponics

  • System design considerations for aquaponics

  • Plants for aquaponics

  • Fish for aquaponics 

  • Water quality and fish health

  • Marketing

For more information, contact Small Farm Outreach Program Agent Vernon Heath at (804) 892-4518 or or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office ( or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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