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Description:

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

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801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA Pender County Center 2 hours ago
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Please join us for our End of Summer Picnic! We are so excited you chose to spend your summer days with 4-H and we want to celebrate everything you learned and all of the fun you had! Come hungry, as we will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs and playing water games!

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Pender County Co-Op Ext, 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA Pender County Co-Op Ext, 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA Pender County Center 4 weeks away
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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: September 17 & 18
Time: 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day *with one-hour lunch break each day
Test: September 19, 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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Pender County Co-Op Ext, 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA Pender County Co-Op Ext, 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA Pender County Center 4 weeks away
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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: September 17 & 18
Time: 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day *with one-hour lunch break each day
Test: September 19, 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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Pender County Co-Op Ext, 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA Pender County Co-Op Ext, 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425, USA Pender County Center 4 weeks away
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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: September 17 & 18
Time: 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day *with one-hour lunch break each day
Test: September 19, 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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Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest 4 weeks away
Description: Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop
September 20, 2018
9am - 4pm
Turnbull Creek ESF
Elizabethtown, NC

To Register: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncplt_turnbullcreek (you will need to create an account)

Workshop Fee: $20
Registration Deadline: September 14, 2018
Questions? Carrie Harmon  carrie.harmon@ncagr.gov  910-588-4161

Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide which includes 96 activities correlated to the NC Standard Course of Study and Essential Standards. The PLT activity guides are provided free of charge to participants through support from the NC Forestry Association. CEU renewal credits are available. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I in the EE Certification Program.

Differentiated instruction? Technology connections? Literature links? STEM? The PLT activity guide covers it all!!! The PreK-8 guide is correlated to the Common Core (math and ELA) as well as to the NC Essential Standards (science and social studies). Participants will learn about the materials through direct engagement in the PLT activities throughout the workshop. Please bring a bag lunch and prepare to be outside!

Please make a personal commitment to attend to ensure there are enough materials and space for everyone. Cancellations made by September 14th will receive a $10 refund. Cancellations after September 14th will not receive a refund.
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