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May 14, 2020
AMES, Iowa – Virginia Tech Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (AREC) and The Ohio State University Extension initiated an on-line survey of the U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses.   The North Central Region Covid-19 Quarter 1 report and summary are now...
April 30, 2020
AMES, Iowa – The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is seeking pre-proposals in research and outreach that support the aquaculture industry in the North Central Region. There is approximately $1,000,000 available to fund projects for up to two years starting in 2021. Aquaculture...
April 14, 2020
Dear NCRAC Members, We would once again like to thank those of you that attended the NCRAC 2020 conference in Columbus, Ohio and truly appreciate the great feedback provided especially during our listening session discussions. Our goals for the listening sessions were two-fold. One was...
April 09, 2020
Recording Available - Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic Webinar A recording of the April 3rd webinar entitled Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic is now posted for viewing or download.  Click here.   NOAA Sea Grant and the...
April 08, 2020
This survey will close at 11:59 pm (eastern time) on April 10, 2020.  National COVID-19 Aquaculture Impact Survey In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are collecting information about how your farm or business has been affected or may be affected by this pandemic. We...
April 02, 2020
Free Webinar: Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic On Friday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Dr. Carole Engle will present a free webinar entitled: Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic.     Description: Aquaculture...
March 09, 2020
A brand new event aimed at aquaponics farmers is coming to The Ohio State University South Centers in early April. Aquaponics: Impacts and Opportunities will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and a lunch is included. Anyone...
February 19, 2020
Survey: Fish Farmer Preferences for Investment in Collective Action   Columbia, MO – This project is designed to study the preferences of Midwest fish farmers for making capital investments in the formation of producer associations (i.e., partnerships, cooperatives). Such business...
December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019   Joe Morris Professor and Extension Aquaculture Specialist, Director of NCRAC Iowa State University 515-294-4622 jemorris@iastate.edu     Walleye Can Be a Valuable Addition to Aquaculture Operations   This desirable, white-flesh...
November 26, 2019
Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Nov. 20, 2019 Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number:  IA 16212-01 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs...
November 26, 2019
  Disaster Field Operations Center West   Release Date:  Nov. 15, 2019 Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number:  ND 16199-01; ND 16200-01; and ND 16201-01...
November 20, 2019
2020 North Central Aquaculture Conference Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open The 2020 North Central Aquaculture Conference, co-hosted, by the USDA North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) will be held February 1-2, 2020 in Columbus, OH...
November 19, 2019
The HACCP concept is one way of helping fish producers limit the spread of invasive species   October 9, 2019, 2:02 pm | Joe Morris AMES, Iowa – In addition to food safety, fish producers also need to consider their impact on the larger ecosystem, making sure their operation is doing...
November 19, 2019
New publication explains what fish producers and processors must know about mitigating food safety hazards   October 7, 2019, 11:07 am | Joe Morris AMES, Iowa – Fish processors and farmers who are involved with any part of fish processing need to be aware of food safety requirements...
November 19, 2019
Aquaculture Needs Strong Leaders for Industry to Thrive New publication helps fish farmers understand the importance of leadership and producer associations October 4, 2019, 1:02 pm | Joe Morris AMES, Iowa – All types of farmers depend on strong leaders, and that is especially true for...
October 23, 2019
North Central Regional Aquaculture Center Regional Research and Outreach Pre-Proposals for Funding Year 2020 (FY2020) The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is seeking pre-proposals for the regional project: Measuring the Impacts of NCRAC-Funded Projects. There is approximately...
August 28, 2019
NCR-SARE's 2020 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now open. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch.  Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers plan to...
August 28, 2019
On July 31st, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) announced label extensions for 35% PEROX-AID for use in freshwater finfish!  Previously, 35% PEROX-AID was approved for the control of mortality in: (1) freshwater-reared finfish eggs due to...
May 09, 2019
Press Release Funding Program Announcement - Out-of Cycle Proposals Ames, IA, May 9, 2019:  Out-of-Cycle 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 $35,000)....
November 13, 2018
Please find the NEWS RELEASE and FACT SHEET pertaining to these disaster loans.
August 06, 2018
Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement Research Grants for US Small Businesses Related to Agriculture USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)   USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking grant funding applications to "... support high quality...
July 12, 2018
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018' is the title of a report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which found that "... global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amount of fish being captured in the wild has leveled off...
July 03, 2018
View the content from the 2018 NCRAC conference.  This includes voice over presentations of all sessions as well as PDF versions of the related powerpoints.
June 11, 2018
Please find the registration information for the 2018 Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) Summer Workshop here oaasummer_2018_workshop.pdf The workshop will focus on "Intensifying Pond Production of Fish".
June 11, 2018
Current import/transport regulations for all states in the North Central Region are now available here https://www.ncrac.org/import_regulations

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