Thursday, December 26, 2013

Missouri Aquaculture Workshop

The Missouri Aquaculture Association will meet on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Lincoln University's Carver Farm in Jefferson City, MO. Plan to join other aquaculture farmers for an informal dinner gathering Friday evening at 6:30. No need to let them know you are coming and no worries about last minute changes, just show up, visit with friends, and enjoy the buffet. They will meet at Golden China which is at 2021 Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City.

A brochure with the agenda and registration information is at The registration form just needs to be completed and mailed with payment to: Missouri Aquaculture Association, c/o Crystal Lake Fisheries, Route 2 Box 528, Ava, MO 65608.

The MoAA membership application is also available online at It is important to complete this form since it is used throughout the year to provide information to members and to update listings in the MoAA directory.

Directions to Carver Farm are available at All the information necessary to register and find Carver Farm are also available on the MoAA site at


8:00-9:00      Registration

9:00-9:15      Welcome, Kevin Flowers, MoAA President, Flowers Fish Farm

9:15-9:45      Hatcheries and Their Role in Fisheries Management for the Missouri Department of Conservation, Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation

9:45-10:15    2013 Census of Aquaculture, Melissa Cruit, Census Statistician and Bob Garino, MO State Statistician, USDA-NASS Missouri

10:15-10:45  Renewal of MO-G130000 Permit, Amanda Sappington, Industrial Permits Unit Chief, MO Department of Natural Resources

10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-11:30  Split Pond Production Systems, Matthew "Rex" Recsetar, Extension Aquaculture Specialist, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

11:30-12:00  Economics of Split-Pond and Intensive Aeration Systems, Ganesh Kumar, Research Associate, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

12:00-1:15    Lunch and Tour of Aquaculture Facilities

1:15-1:45      Integrating Aquaculture Production and Marketing in Missouri, Dr. Jim Wetzel, Associate Professor of Aquaculture, Lincoln University

1:45-2:15      Crappie for Dinner, Chuck Hicks, Research Investigator, Lincoln University

2:15-2:30      MoAA Business Meeting
2:30-2:45      Wrap up, Kevin Flowers, MoAA President, Flowers Fish Farm

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