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Oct
17
8:00 AM08:00

Aquaculture Field Day

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AQUACULTURE FIELD DAY

Beginning at 8:30 am

VSU Randolph Farm

4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

 

$25 per person, includes lunch featuring farm-raised catfish*

Aquaculture is one of the most rapidly expanding forms of agriculture nationwide, and one that is projected to grow due to increasing market demand for healthy, locally produced foods. The Aquaculture Field Day offers participants the opportunity to learn about pond aquaculture and aquaponic production in Virginia from the VSU College of Agriculture. Please join us to discuss current best practices and other innovative programs in these areas, and network with new and experienced growers. 

Visit multiple stations during the day that feature pond production of catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill and freshwater shrimp. In addition, pond cage culture and aeration systems will be presented. Indoor stations will include aquaponics, tilapia production, tilapia hatchery and a small aquaculture product taste testing.

The event will be held rain or shine. Many portions of the program will be held indoors. In the case of inclement weather, additional accommodations will be made to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests.

Registration is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on registration payment. New online payment options are now available. Walk-in registration is still available at this time, but once paid registrations reach capacity, we regret that walk-ins will not be permitted into the event.

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*Registration is payable by cash or check on the day of the event. 

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 Cooperative Extension Aquaculture Program office at (804) 524-5496 / (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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Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

Aquaculture Field Day

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OCTOBER 19, 2017

 

Aquaculture Field Day

beginning at 8:30 am

 

VSU Randolph Farm

4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

 

$20 per person, includes lunch*

 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/jm8DOM8MQWsFy2eb2

 

Aquaculture is one of the most rapidly expanding forms of agriculture nationwide, and one that is projected to grow due to increasing market demand for healthy, locally produced foods. The Aquaculture Field Day offers participants the opportunity to learn about pond aquaculture and aquaponic production in Virginia from the VSU College of Agriculture. Please join us to discuss current best practices and other innovative programs in these areas, and network with new and experienced growers.

 

Visit multiple stations during the day that feature pond production of catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill and freshwater shrimp. In addition, pond cage culture and aeration systems will be presented. Indoor stations will include aquaponics, tilapia production, tilapia hatchery and a small aquaculture product taste testing.

 

*Registration is payable by cash or check on the day of the event.

 

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 Cooperative Extension Program office at (804) 524-5496 / (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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Jul
5
to Jul 7

Fish School

  JULY 5, 6 & 7, 2017 VSU RANDOLPH FARM 4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA  $10 per person/per day. Payable by cash or check to “Virginia State University” upon arrival for day(s) attending.  REGISTER ONLINE:  https://goo.gl/forms/hsXK140cQvbX5QBW2    Preliminary Agenda   JULY 5  • Introductions: Goal of Fish School • Species and Marketing: HACCP and Best Management Practices • Aquaculture Nutrition • Water Quality and Fish Health  Hands-On Group Activities include:  Pond Side Feeding and Research, Catfish Fingerling Transport, Pond and Cage Stocking, Catfish Pond Seining, Harvest and Handling, and Water Quality Testing  JULY 6    • Farm Pond Management • Freshwater Shrimp • Cage Culture  Hands-On Group Activities include:  Sample Shrimp Population, Water Quality Testing, Cage Construction, Pond Shrimp Growth Evaluation, Shrimp Transport and Stocking, Processing/HACCP, Tour of Processing Facility, Taste Test: Sample Fish and Freshwater Shrimp  JULY 7  • Greenhouse Production Systems/Aquaponics and Tour • Sampling fish populations • Over-Wintering Solar Power Energy Unit • ABCs of RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems):   Hands-On Group Activities include:  Aquaponics Unit Construction—Greenhouse Limited-Scale Recirculation  For more information or to request specific topics that can be included during Fish School, contact Dr. Brian Nerrie at (804) 524-5903 or email  bnerrie@vsu.edu .   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 Aquaculture Program office at (804) 524-5496 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.


JULY 5, 6 & 7, 2017
VSU RANDOLPH FARM
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

$10 per person/per day. Payable by cash or check to “Virginia State University” upon arrival for day(s) attending.

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/hsXK140cQvbX5QBW2

Preliminary Agenda

JULY 5

• Introductions: Goal of Fish School
• Species and Marketing: HACCP and Best Management Practices
• Aquaculture Nutrition
• Water Quality and Fish Health
Hands-On Group Activities include: Pond Side Feeding and Research, Catfish Fingerling Transport, Pond and Cage Stocking, Catfish Pond Seining, Harvest and Handling, and Water Quality Testing

JULY 6  

• Farm Pond Management
• Freshwater Shrimp
• Cage Culture
Hands-On Group Activities include: Sample Shrimp Population, Water Quality Testing, Cage Construction, Pond Shrimp Growth Evaluation, Shrimp Transport and Stocking, Processing/HACCP, Tour of Processing Facility, Taste Test: Sample Fish and Freshwater Shrimp

JULY 7

• Greenhouse Production Systems/Aquaponics and Tour
• Sampling fish populations
• Over-Wintering Solar Power Energy Unit
• ABCs of RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture Systems): 
Hands-On Group Activities include: Aquaponics Unit Construction—Greenhouse Limited-Scale Recirculation

For more information or to request specific topics that can be included during Fish School, contact Dr. Brian Nerrie at (804) 524-5903 or email bnerrie@vsu.edu

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 Aquaculture Program office at (804) 524-5496 / 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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Apr
27
1:30 PM13:30

Fish Cage Building Workshop

APRIL 27, 2017

1:30pm - 5:00pm

VSU’s Randolph Farm Pavilion

4415 River Road, Ettrick, VA

 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/2D9hnrr8HzYtsYpm2

Space is Limited for this Workshop.

 

Learn to Raise Fish in Cages

This workshop is designed for anyone with a farm pond who is interested raising fish in cages for profit or personal consumption. Participants will learn the basics of cage aquaculture and construct a fish cage.  Cage-building materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring leather gloves, tin snips, a tape measure, cutting pliers and protective goggles.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. David Crosby. VSU fish health specialist, at (804) 712-3771 or email dcrosby@vsu.edu.

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 Aquaculture Program office at (804) 524-5496 / 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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