August 14, 2018 | By: Katie Pratt
Lexington, Ky.

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host a workshop about indoor shrimp farming for those interested in learning more about the relatively new industry to the United States. The workshop is Sept. 14-15 at the Kentucky State University Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm in Frankfort.

“In the last five years or so, indoor shrimp farming in the United States has really gotten to the point where the techniques are refined enough for people to have a good shot at making it work,” said Andrew Ray, Kentucky State University assistant professor. “We have two indoor shrimp farmers in Kentucky who are both doing well.”

During the workshop, attendees can participate in how-to sessions and roundtable discussions. Workshop topics will give participants a comprehensive overview of indoor shrimp farming from starting the operation to marketing the product.

The registration deadline for the workshop is Aug. 24, and the cost to attend is $25 per person. To register online, visit https://s.surveyplanet.com/B1Ioo0h7m. Participants should make checks payable to the Kentucky Aquaculture Association and mail them to Andrew Ray, 103 Athletic Road, Frankfort, KY 40601.

KSU’s Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 1525 Mills Lane in Frankfort.

A limited number of hotel rooms are reserved for workshop participants at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort at the special rate of $103 per night. Individuals should use the code “shrimp workshop” when making a reservation.

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is a land-grant partnership between the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Kentucky State University that takes the university to the people in their local communities, addressing issues of importance to all Kentuckians.

Contact: 

Andrew Ray, 502-597-8109; Forrest Wynne, 270-554-9520

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