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New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Pender County Center 2 weeks away
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Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals of aquaponic technology. This State-of-the-Art course will showcase techniques and practices that are being used at one of the largest commercial facilities in the U.S. If you are considering getting into this fast growing industry, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from the best.

About the course: Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more people are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their recirculating systems. Aquaponic systems are recirculating aquaculture systems that incorporate the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic byproducts can be reused in aquaponic system by a secondary crop; plants. Plants can grow rapidly with dissolved nutrients that are excreted directly by the aquatic species or generated from the microbial breakdown of the animal waste by the various species of bacteria in the system. In closed recirculating systems with very little daily water exchange, dissolved nutrients accumulate in concentrations similar to those in hydroponic nutrient solutions. These dissolved waste nutrients are taken up by the plants, reducing wastewater discharge to the surrounding watershed and allowing for more efficient use of the fish feed.

Instructors:

We are pleased to have leading NC commercial aquaponics experts from the facility at Lucky Clay's Fresh to lead the presentations.  Aquaponics Farm Manager Bradley Todd joined the team at Lucky Clays Farm in 2010 and began managing Lucky Clays Fresh in 2013. Todd was raised in Aquadale, North Carolina and spent five years in the Marine Corps. After completing service, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While overseas in the military, Todd began his research in the fundamentals, engineering, and science of aquaculture and hydroponics, which ultimately lead him to learn about the process of combining the two into an efficient and sustainable farming system. Todd intends to incorporate bio-floc technology, Vermiculture, and mycology into an all-encompassing production flow with Lucky Clays Fresh’s established Aquaponics system.

Huy Tran is an aquaculture and aquaponics expert with more than 20 years experience.  After graduating with a degree in agriculture/aquaculture from the University Of Hawaii, Huy worked at and managed several area farms rearing Shrimp and numerous Marine/Freshwater fish species.  This included managing a 20 acre farm producing 47 different aquatic species used in aquatic toxicology testing. In 1997 he began work at Aquatic Eco-System (AES) where he remained for 19 years.  As Sales and Marketing Officer, he was responsible for production of 16 of the AES master catalogs and oversaw all technical sales and all marketing for the company.  Currently, Huy owns his own facility, Apopka Aquaponic Farms, and consults/designs for many aquaponic and Aquaculture facilities world wide.

Registration Fees

  • Aquaponics Short-Course only: $150 per person
  • Aquaponics Short-Course fee if you also register for the NC Aquaculture Development Conference: $125
  • Student rate: $80
  • Registration for the Aquaponics Short-Course includes a morning coffee break, a lunch, and afternoon coffee and soft-drinks. A short-course workbook is also included in registration.  Click here to register online for Aquaponics

    Mar 7 Wed
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Pender County Center 2 weeks away
    Description: March 8-10, 2018 – North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

    This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and government personnel to learn about opportunities to develop and enhance freshwater and marine aquaculture in North Carolina. Attendees will be able to tour select freshwater farms on Thursday and hear the latest research based findings from recognized state and national experts during the Friday conference.  Our trade show will exhibit some of the latest aquaculture equipment and products and our famous "Cultured Seafoods Festival", the 'all you care to eat...' gathering on Friday night, will showcase all manner of NC aquacultured products.  This year we've added an oyster shucking demonstration and tasting of fresh NC raw-oysters.  Our shellfish workshops will wrap up the conference on Saturday morning.  This fun and unique meeting is only offered once each year, so be sure not to miss out!

    For additional information, including how to register, please go to the conference website at: NCAquaculture.org

    Mar 8 Thu
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Pender County Center 2 weeks away
    Description:

    The North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference (NCADC) is excited to announce the culminating event of the conference, the Cultured Seafood Festival, will be held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on March 9, 2018. This ‘all you care to eat’ festival is open to the public from 6pm to 9pm and will feature a variety of aquacultured seafood. Aquaculture is the business of farming aquatic plants and animals, and North Carolina prides itself as being one of the most respected aquaculture producing states in the U.S!

    Designed to educate the public about our wonderful aquaculture products, the Cultured Seafood Festival offers a fun, family-friendly environment with an abundance of delicious food crafted by Chef James “Smoke” Boyd, one of New Bern’s top chefs and owner of The Flame Catering and Banquet Center.

    The Festival will include variations of our state’s finest aquacultured seafood including: North Carolina steamed oysters (with all the “fixens”), local-made crab cakes, clams, tilapia, hybrid striped bass, crawfish and catfish, among others. We are ALSO including a “low country crawfish boil” AND a taste-testing of NC raw oysters direct from our own coastal waters! Local “craft” beer will also be available. Tickets are $50 per person and are available online.

    When: Friday, March 9, 2018, 6pm to 9pmWhere: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center 203 S. Front Street, New Bern, North Carolina 28560Tickets: http://www.cvent.com/events/ncadc-cultured-seafood-festival/event-summary-e2d1dacb61364b6280abdc5509c491cd.aspx

    About the North Carolina Aquaculture Development ConferenceThe North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference (NCADC) is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and personnel from regulatory agencies to share information and ideas about the development of aquaculture in North Carolina. This four-day conference is now celebrating 30 years and features classes on subjects like aquaponics, mariculture and aquaculture. More information can be found at: http://www.ncaquaculture.org/

    Connect with NC Aquaculture on Facebook. For press inquiries, please contact Kristen Baughman at kristen@tabletopmediagroup.com. Photographsare available for download by visiting Dropbox .

    Mar 9 Fri
    Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr, Surf City, NC 28445, USA Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr, Surf City, NC 28445, USA Pender County Center 3 weeks away
    Description:

    NC Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the food service industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.

    This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the US for 5 years from date of exam, and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.

    Dates: March 13 &14
    Time: 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day *with one-hour lunch break each day
    Test: March 15, 12:30 p.m.

    Registration Fee $125
    *Cost includes instruction, Safe Plates book & slides, 3 practice exams, and final exam

    **Test-Only options are available, cost is $50.

    More info: newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/nc-safe-plates-2/.

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    Mar 13 Tue
    Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr, Surf City, NC 28445, USA Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Dr, Surf City, NC 28445, USA Pender County Center 3 weeks away
    Description:

    NC Cooperative Extension offers NC Safe Plates for all those who work in the food service industry. The course helps food establishments meet the NC requirement of having at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager, per the FDA Food Code 2013. NC Safe Plates is taught through case studies, storytelling, activities, and discussion. This class is interactive and encourages participants to engage with the material.

    This course is designed for food employees who are seeking food protection manager certification. Certification is based on passing the ANSI-approved exam from the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Certification is accepted throughout the US for 5 years from date of exam, and includes a certificate to be displayed in the workplace as well as a wallet card.

    Dates: March 13 &14
    Time: 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day *with one-hour lunch break each day
    Test: March 15, 12:30 p.m.

    Registration Fee $125
    *Cost includes instruction, Safe Plates book & slides, 3 practice exams, and final exam

    **Test-Only options are available, cost is $50.

    More info: newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/nc-safe-plates-2/.

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