March 10, 8:30am–5pmWhere
Quest Conference Center 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240
One of the world’s top aquaponics experts will be the lead instructor during an upcoming workshop hosted by the Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA). Charlie Shultz has studied this growing method of combining aquaculture and hydroponics in several parts of the world and will share his knowledge.
The morning will be classroom sessions covering a variety of topics including aspects of fish and plant management, water quality and marketing. Instructors include Shultz, OSU Aquaculture Specialist Matt Smith and OAA President Bill Lynch.
Following lunch, the class will board a chartered bus and tour Fresh Harvest Farm Aquaponics, one of Ohio’s leading aquaponics farms owned and operated by Doug and Jeni Blackburn. The Blackburns are currently putting up their third greenhouse and grow a variety of lettuce, kale and herbs in their aquaponics systems.
The day-long workshop costs $50 for OAA members and $75 for non-OAA members and includes a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and bus to and from Fresh Harvest Farm Aquaponics. Online registration is required.
The Ohio Aquaculture Association is the trade association for Ohio’s fish farming industry. Its membership is comprised of farmers, educators and industry specialists across the state and beyond.