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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...
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                                                                        Press Release New NCRAC Vimeo Channel and Yellow Perch Fry Production Videos Now Available   Ames...
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...
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...
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...
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.
October 07, 2014
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...
October 07, 2014
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. The National Food Market Maker Partnership is a free network that connects local producers with Land Grant Universities,...
October 07, 2014
"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.”...
October 07, 2014
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...
October 07, 2014
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 https://www.agmrc.org/media_room/agmrc-videos/.
October 07, 2014
The presentations for the 2014 North Central Regional Aquaculture Conference in Toledo, Ohio are now available in the 'Presentations' tab and through the Ohio Aquaculture Association.

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