Aquaponics, aquaculture event Aug. 22 in Garland

Aquaponics is an increasingly popular way to produce vegetables on a small to large scale. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Joe Masabni)

Deadline to register is Aug. 15

GARLAND – A comprehensive aquaponics and aquaculture systems program will be held Aug. 22 in Garland.

The program will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end with a question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. inside the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service satellite office at 715 Rowlett Road. Cost is $80 per person. Lunch is not provided, so participants should bring their own.

“This program is for anyone who is interested in aquaponics to grow their own food or for producers considering a small commercial farm,” said Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension small-acreage horticulturist, Overton. “This program will benefit people who are just learning about aquaponics and aquaculture and those who have experience and want to learn more.”

The deadline to register is Aug. 15. Register online at http://bit.ly/2KD1PQU.

Three general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available.

Masabni and Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension aquaculture specialist, College Station, will present the following:

–          Introduction to aquaponics.

–          Homeowner systems.

–          Seed starting.

–          Aquatic species selection.

–          Basic fish culture requirements.

–          Fish health and nutrition.

For more information, contact Liz Rudd at elizabeth.rudd@ag.tamu.edu, or 214-904-3056.

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