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September 13, 2021
The USDA NIFA Small Business Innovative Research Program phase 1 RFA for FY22 is now published and available on the NIFA website. Here is a link to the RFA: https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/small-business-innovation-research-program-phase-i This RFA does solicit for Aquaculture (SBIR 8....
August 24, 2021
Interactive virtual event for all audiences - local farm tours, live interviews and Q&A.   The second annual Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture Days will be August 31st-September 2nd. This year the event is moving from a single day event to three days of fun filled aquaculture learning...
August 24, 2021
The Center maintains a broadcast email list for the aquaculture community in the North Central Region with the purpose of communicating upcoming events and issues related to aquaculture.  All electronic messages must meet federal and state laws, and University regulations and policies...
July 21, 2021
In this Issue learn about growing the industry for the benefit of all in the Farm Focus: Roothouse Aquaponics. Also read about sponsor highlights: Aqua Doc, Searen and Jones Fish and more! Download the Ohio Aquaculture Spring 2021 Issue
June 29, 2021
The goal of the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. Aquaculture-focused projects are...
June 25, 2021
Columbia, MO— June 24, 2021 — This program and the webpages Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension - Programs | MU Extension (missouri.edu) will allow University of Missouri Extension staff to better promote and disseminate collective research and Extension efforts as they relate to aquaculture...
April 29, 2021
National Science Foundation Funding Opportunity for Multi-disciplinary Research The NSF is offering a Convergence Accelerator - Networked Blue Economy funding opportunity that could be a good fit for aquaculture proposals. They are looking for multi-disciplinary research work...
April 27, 2021
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 17 Iowa counties and neighboring counties in Minnesota and South Dakota are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s...
April 13, 2021
Please join Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant for the next webinar in our Aquaculture Marketing Webinar Series, What Buyer’s Want: Exploring Market Channels, on April 20 at 11:30 am EST (10:30 am CST).    Registration link: http://bit.ly/exploring_m’arket_channels...
April 13, 2021
Largemouth Bass Workshop Date: Saturday April 24, 2021  Time: 10 am – 1:05 pm (EST) Contact: Amy Shambach, ashambac@purdue.edu, 317-238-0511                 Kwamena Quagrainie, kquagrai@purdue.edu...
April 05, 2021
Release Date:  March 12, 2021 Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number:  KS 16899-01 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram SACRAMENTO, Calif...
August 13, 2020
Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the eligibility of aquaculture crops for Coronavirus Food economic (CFAP) assistance.    Producers of eligible aquaculture...
July 15, 2020
This morning, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine released revised draft Guidance for Industry #61, entitled “Special Considerations, Incentives, and Programs to Support the Approval of New Animal Drugs for Minor Uses and for Minor Species,” in order to better facilitate the availability of...
June 15, 2020
The North Central Regional Aquaculture website is currently undergoing a number of updates. We encourage all of our members to visit regularly for news, events, publications, and opportunities to connect! Since it is proposals season, we would like to draw your attention to a new feature:...
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...

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