January 29–30 2016, 1pm–4pmWhere
Quest Conference Center 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240
Learn more about seafood safety and the 2016 economic outlook for the aquaculture, or fish farming, industry.
The conference will feature aquaculture experts with Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University South Centers as well as other industry professionals.
The focus of the conference is to help enhance aquaculture enterprise profitability.
OSU South Centers staff members will be sharing their expertise in areas ranging from business planning and direct marketing to aquaponics.
In addition to featuring an aquaculture and aquaponics trade show, nationally recognized seafood experts John Ewart and Doris Hicks of the Delaware Sea Grant Program will also speak during the event.
Other topics to be discussed include:
Direct Marketing and Pricing for Profit.
Using Market Maker Demographics.
Assessing the Market.
Crops, Bed Materials, and Growing Media for Aquaponics.
Advantages and Limitations of Cooperatives in New and Emerging Industries.
Successful Business Planning and Financing an Aquaculture Operation.
The conference will also feature a keynote speech by Laura Tiu, specialist in marine education, fisheries, and aquaculture for the University of Florida Extension, Before she took her current position, Tiu was the aquaculture specialist for OSU Extension.
The event runs from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30. Registration for the conference is $100 for OAA members and $150 for nonmembers. After Jan. 15, registration is $125 for OAA members and $175 for nonmembers.