Aquaculture Conference 2017

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is hosting the 2017 Aquaculture Conference on November 14th to provide farmers information about one of Iowa's emerging livestock industries. The event, co-sponsored by Iowa State University and the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites in Ames from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Registration will open on Monday, October 2nd and close Friday, November 10th


9:00 a.m.             Welcome

                            Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers 

9:15 a.m.             Introduction to Aquaculture

                            Joe Morris, Iowa State University 

9:45 a.m.             Keynote - The Business of Aquaculture

                            Carle Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC

10:15 a.m.           Break

10:30 a.m.           Shrimp Production 

                            Luke Roy, Auburn University 

11:00 a.m.           Best Management Practices for Aquaculture

                           Joe Morris, Iowa State University

11:30 a.m.           Water Quality for Fish Farmers

                            Matt Smith, Ohio State University 

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

1:00 p.m.             Rules and Regulations Update 

                            Brian Waddingham, Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers

1:15 p.m              Permitting Aquaculture Facilities

                            Alan Johnson, Iowa DNR

1:45 p.m.             Fish Health 

                            Alex Primus, University of Minnesota

2:15 p.m.             Break 

2:30 p.m.             The Power of Strong State Aquaculture Associations

                            Carole Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$, LLC 

3:00 p.m.             Farmer Panel

                            Joe Sweeney, Eagle's Catch

                            Julie Tegland, J&J Drydock

                            Matt Clarken, VeroBlue Farms 

                            Myron Kloubec, Kloubec Fisheries 

3:30 p.m.             Closing Comments