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October 27, 2017
      Disaster News Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters Disaster Field Operations Center-West, P.O. Box 419004, Sacramento, CA 95841 Release Date:  Oct. 18, 2017 Media Contact:  Richard Jenkins...
October 06, 2017
               SAVE THE DATE!          February 9-10, 2018  2018 North Central Aquaculture Conference            Embassy Suites...
August 31, 2017
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  FACT SHEET - ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS (SBA DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO DESIGNATION BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE) Announcement IOWA Declaration #15277 (Disaster: IA-00072) Incident: DROUGHT occurring: August 15, 2017 & continuing...
July 10, 2017
Aquaculture business planning is a critical, but often overlooked step in the development of a successful aquaculture enterprise.  Proper record keeping and adaptive management based on those records are also necessary for long term farm profitability. A  business plan will help the...
April 19, 2017
Press Release Funding Program Announcement Rapid Response Proposals   Ames, IA, April 19, 2017: Rapid Response Projects are 1- year projects designed to address immediate research or extension/outreach needs or an opportunity that arises outside of the regular funding cycle (up to $...
March 08, 2017
North Central Regional Aquaculture Center Technical Bulletin Series #123 An Overview of Aquaponic Systems: Hydroponic Components Access the full document.
January 23, 2017
Striving to Improve North Central Region Aquaculture Businesses Through Strong State Aquaculture Associations The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) will soon be seeking input from aquaculture and aquaponic producers, as well as baitfish harvesters in the region to identify ways...
September 15, 2016
Free Aquaculture Training Program Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 Wants You! Ohio Agricultural Research and Extension South Center, Ohio State University Please find attached a recruitment poster from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Extension Center South Center for Aquaculture for participants in...
August 17, 2016
U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet - Economic Injury Disaster Loans (SBA Disaster Declaration Due to Designation by the Secretary of Agriculture) IA_14810_Fact_Sheet.pdf; 14810-01 IA.doc Iowa Declaration #14810 (Disaster: IA00065) Incident: Excessive rain, high winds and hail...
August 17, 2016
Aquaponics Conference October 28-29, 2016 Kokomo Event & Conference Center 1500 N Reed Rd Kokomo, IN 46901 Join the Indiana Aquaculture Association Inc. for a two-day Aquaponics Conference on October 28 and 29 at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center in Kokomo,...
July 28, 2016
The HACCP Approach to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Aquaculture and Baitfish Operations Although baitfish and aquaculture industries pose no or a very low risk of spreading aquatic invasive species (AIS), these industries in the Great Lakes   region have been...
July 15, 2016
Recap of the 22nd Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop The 22nd Annual Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop (Workshop) was held at the Snow King Lodge in Jackson WY on June 9-10, 2016.  The Workshop was held in conjunction with the 57th Western Fish Disease...
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...
June 22, 2016
Updated versions of the Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture and companion treatment calculator now available! All aquaculture operations have occasional demand for drugs, biologics, and other chemicals.  It is critical that fisheries professionals apply these...
May 10, 2016
Aquaponics: How to Do It Yourself! May 10, 2016 A Free Webinar for Aquaponics Producers from Hobbyist to Commercial The National Aquaculture Association, North Central Regional Aquaculture Center and United States Aquaculture Society are offering a free webinar to help those...
May 04, 2016
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 https://www.grants.gov/web/...
January 21, 2016
AQUACONTACTS 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...
October 09, 2015
Press Release Marketing Aquaculture Products Ames, IA, :  The new NCRAC publication, “Marketing Aquaculture Products”, is designed to be a very practical and extensive guide to help farmers get their products to market.  Herein, readers will discover why many businesses fail, how to...
October 06, 2015
Contact: Allen Pattillo Tel. 515-294-8616 Email: pattillo@iastate.edu                                     ...
May 19, 2015
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. This guide has been developed by the Interagency Working Group on...
May 19, 2015
APHIS withdrawing interim rule prohibiting interstate movement and importation of certain fishes due to VHS APHIS is withdrawing an interim rule that established regulations to restrict the movement and importation into the United States of live fish that are susceptible to viral hemorrhagic...
May 19, 2015
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 Hicks, C.E. and R.A. Pierce II. Managing Ponds and Lakes for Aquaculture and...
January 28, 2015
Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Todd Sink, 979-862-1558, Todd.Sink@tamu.edu 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...
January 13, 2015
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). PubAg, which can be found at PubAg....
October 10, 2014
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.

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