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The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is one of the five Regional Aquaculture Centers established by Congress that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. NCRAC is an administrative unit that serves the twelve states in the North Central Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

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Recent News

July 15, 2016

Recap of the 22nd Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop

July 15, 2016

Request for Applications

USDA FY 2017 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I

2017_SBIR Phase 1 RFA final.pdf

The FY 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Request for Application (attached) is now available for public viewing.  The RFA can also be found at the links below.

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page:

June 22, 2016

Updated versions of the Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture and companion treatment calculator now available!

May 24, 2016

What You Need to Know About Biosecurity Webinar

This presentation will build upon the previous webinar (Introduction to Biosecurity). After additional background and considerations are discussed, participants will be led through a biosecurity template, questions, and scenarios that will help them develop their own facility-specific plan.

Biosecurity Flyer.pdf  July 27, 2016   3 p.m. Eastern

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Aquaponics: How to Do It Yourself!

A Free Webinar for Aquaponics Producers from Hobbyist to Commercial


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