National Aquaculture Extension Conference

Event
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Join us in beautiful Boise, Idaho for the National Aquaculture Extension Conference. The conference is co-sponsored by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) five Regional Aquaculture Centers and the NOAA National Sea Grant Program. Held approximately every five years since 1992, this unique conference has provided a forum for professional development and growth for all levels of experience and years of service in aquaculture extension education.

As with the last conference held in Memphis, there will be plenary and technical sessions relating to emerging issues in aquaculture extension, professional development opportunities, integrated grant proposal submission opportunities and training, and presentations on extension methods and other topics. The conference program will be developed for organizations and individuals who have extension education and outreach responsibilities for the diversity of species and disciplines associated with US aquaculture (Please note that the abstract submission deadline for this conference is April 15, 2017). Conference registration is $100 and includes an opening night reception, three continental breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner.

Additionally, there will be a planned bus tour of the Idaho aquaculture industry, included in the conference registration fee, which may include trout and tilapia farms, sturgeon farms, ornamental fish farms, and the University of Idaho Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman Idaho. This bus tour will be held during the 2nd day of the conference (Wednesday, June 7th) and bookended by Day 1 (June 6th) and Day 3 (June 8th) of the conference so all will be able to participate. The Idaho aquaculture industry is focused in the “Magic Valley” of the Snake River with its beautiful scenery and flowing artesian springs upon which much the Idaho trout industry depend. This will be a great tour if you have never visited the area. The tour is an extra $25 per person. Guests are welcome.

A block of rooms is available at our host location, The Riverside Hotel. Located on the banks of the Boise River, there is ample opportunity for recreation, even within walking distance of the hotel.

Please call the hotel directly at 208-343-1871 and make reference to our conference to receive a discounted rate. Single rooms are available for $89/night and double rooms are available for $104/night (taxes not included). A limited number of rooms are available at this rate. Call soon to make your arrangements.

For more information, you can contact the conference co-Chairs listed below:

 

Forrest Wynne, fwynne@uky.edu
Gary Fornshell, gafornsh@uidaho.edu
Registration inquiries can be sent to Kristy Mayer, kristym@uidaho.edu

We hope to see you in Idaho in June!

Category: