Iowa’s livestock farms have continued to diversify their businesses with additional markets throughout the decades — the emerging aquaculture industry being one of the more recent examples. The Coalition, along with co-sponsors Iowa State University and the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, have worked to bring aquaculture experts together to provide local farmers with information about this new livestock industry.
For more information about this unique market opportunity, contact the Coalition or see information from past conferences.
Aquaculture Production Systems
Allen Pattillo, Iowa State University
Read an overview of the aquaculture industry, including issues and opportunities for Iowa’s farmers and the facilities needed to be successful.
Overview of Shrimp Culture
Andrew J. Ray, Kentucky State University
See what is needed for a shrimp culture system from facilities to management.
Overview of Water Chemistry
Joe Morris, Iowa State University
Water quality determines the success or failure of a fish farming operation. Read what you need to know in this presentation.
Aligning Soy and Aquaculture
Bridget Owen, Soy Aquaculture Alliance
The soy and aquaculture markets can support each other. Learn the importance of soy-based feed ingredients and how the two markets can work together.
The Role of Cooperatives for Aquaculture Producers
Bill Lynch, Ohio Aquaculture Association
Understand how cooperatives can help aquaculture producers find success in this presentation.
Iowa Aquaculture: Rules and Regulations
Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
Understand the at-times complex rules and regulations for aquaculture farmers from the Coalition.
Aquaculture Licenses and Importation Permits
Alan Johnson, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Review Iowa’s code of rules concerning aquaculture in this informative presentation from the Iowa DNR.
Fish Farming & Food Regulations
Mark Speltz, Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals
See what you need to know for Iowa aquaculture operations producing fish for human consumption.
Do You Need a Business Plan?
Jim Venner, Ag Visions Enterprises, LLC
Get the information you need to develop a business plan for your new aquaculture operation.
Basic Marketing Consideration for Aquaculture
Daniel Burden, Iowa State University
Understand the aquaculture market and considerations as you grow your operation.