Rapid Response ProposalsRead more about Funding Program Announcement>
North Central Regional Aquaculture Center Technical Bulletin Series #123
An Overview of Aquaponic Systems: Hydroponic Components
Striving to Improve North Central Region Aquaculture Businesses Through Strong State Aquaculture Associations Read more about NCR Aquaculture Survey
Free Aquaculture Training Program
Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 Wants You!
Ohio Agricultural Research and Extension South Center, Ohio State University Read more about Free Aquaculture Training Program - Aquaculture Boot Camp 2
The HACCP Approach to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Aquaculture and Baitfish OperationsRead more about Webinar - 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 Read more about 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: Read more about USDA Program Solicitation - Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I
Updated versions of the Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture and companion treatment calculator now available! Read more about Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture
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" Read more about USDA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Marketing Aquaculture Products Read more about MarketMaker: Marketing Aquaculture Products
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. Read more about New NCRAC Vimeo Channel and Videos Available
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. Read more about Guide to Federal Aquaculture Programs and Services Update
APHIS withdrawing interim rule prohibiting interstate movement and importation of certain fishes due to VHSRead more about Federal Register Notice>
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 Read more about State Extension Publications from Nebraska, Missouri, and Indiana
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/ . Read more about AgriLife Extension website offers aquaculture 'one stop shop'
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has unveiled PubAg, a user-friendly search engine that gives the public enhanced access to research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. NAL is part of USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Read more about NAL Unveils New Search Engine for Published USDA Research
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. Read more about Outreach with Market Maker
"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.
Read more about USDA Beginning Farmer/Rancher Grant Opportunity