Striving to Improve North Central Region Aquaculture Businesses Through Strong State Aquaculture Associations
Free Aquaculture Training Program
Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 Wants You!
Ohio Agricultural Research and Extension South Center, Ohio State University
The HACCP Approach to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Aquaculture and Baitfish Operations
Recap of the 22nd Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop
Request for Applications
USDA FY 2017 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I
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:
Updated versions of the Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture and companion treatment calculator now available!
May 10, 2016
Aquaponics: How to Do It Yourself!
A Free Webinar for Aquaponics Producers from Hobbyist to Commercial
Please use the Grants.gov link below for a recently released Request for Applications for the USDA NIFA Animal Food Security Challenge Area. The focus of the proposals submitted in response to the RFA includes aquaculture.
Deadline for the application: July 7, 2016
MAIL GROUP NEWS
January 20, 2016
Federal Register notice
USDA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency/Commodity Credit Corporation (FSA/CCC) Federal Register Notice is "Information Collection Request; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and Report of Acreage"
Ames, Iowa – August 27, 2015. The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) has developed a new Vimeo channel for the dissemination of aquaculture research, education, and extension videos. The NCRAC Vimeo channel can be accessed at https://vimeo.com/channels/958980/127639646.
Please find a link below to the recently developed Guide to Federal Aquaculture Programs and Services which provides information to access many of the federal resources available to the US aquaculture industry and the general public.
APHIS withdrawing interim rule prohibiting interstate movement and importation of certain fishes due to VHS
Lincoln University, NE
Hicks, C.E. and R.A. Pierce II. Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and Fisheries in Missouri: Pond Construction and Management Considerations. May, 2014. Link to publication information
COLLEGE STATION – From alligators to water gardens and fish to oysters, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new Aquaculture Fisheries and Pond Management website has those topics covered and more, said the site’s creator.
Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, said he and others are currently gathering aquaculture, fisheries and pond management publications and funneling them into one handy location at http://fisheries.tamu.edu/ .
Mark and Jeff Nelson have reeled in and landed an unlikely new opportunity on their grain and hog operation in Webster City, Iowa: fish farming. Read the full story here.
Development of an online Fish Health Certificate Program for producers that will provide them with relevant risk assessment and management principles and practices to reduce losses due to fish diseases is now complete. Part one of the fish health certificate program included the development of a six module web-based learning program. The modules contain information about:
Dan Burden and Allen Pattillo, along with Craig Tordson and Ron Prescott traveled to Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny to discuss the Market Maker Program.
"Closed-Loop Aquaponic Growing System Combines Land And Lake"
"Aquaponics is popular as a concept now, and it’s going to be popular as industry practice very soon. I would say in the next 20 years we’re going to have a lot of our produce in the Midwest coming from aquaponics.”
SBIR targets the entrepreneurial sector because that is where most innovation and innovators thrive. However, the risk and expense of conducting serious R&D efforts are often beyond the means of many small businesses. By reserving a specific percentage of federal R&D funds for small business, SBIR protects the small business and enables it to compete on the same level as larger businesses. SBIR funds the critical startup and development stages and it encourages the commercialization of the technology, product, or service, which, in turn, stimulates the U.S. economy.
For a video on how to use MarketMaker and related aquaculture and closed-system production links, please visit NCRAC's cooperator, the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) tutorial page at http://www.agmrc.org/media_room/agmrc-videos/.