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Extension to host outdoor aquaculture program

A seining crew loads out live channel catfish in Calloway County.

PHOTO: Forrest Wynne, KSU state extension specialist for aquaculture
Lexington, Ky.

Aquaculture producers or those interested in learning how to produce a variety of fish as well as freshwater shrimp are invited to a Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service outdoor aquaculture program at the Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort on Saturday, April 22.  

Kentucky State University researchers and extension specialists for aquaculture as well as an aquaculture specialist from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture are the featured speakers. The free, daylong event begins at 9 a.m. EDT.

Topics include Kentucky permitting requirements, holding systems, marketing and polyculture. Attendees will also hear species-specific information related to producing catfish, largemouth bass, freshwater shrimp, trout and koi.

The Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center is located at 103 Athletic Drive in Frankfort. For more information and directions, visit the Kentucky State University Division of Aquaculture’s website http://www.ksuaquaculture.org.

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 of all Kentuckians.

Contact: 

Forrest Wynne, 270-554-9520

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