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June “Third Thursday Thing” Workshop: Aquaculture


“Third Thursday Thing”:  A Sustainable Agriculture Workshop Series

June 16, 2016

Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm

1525 Mills Lane l   Frankfort, Kentucky

(502) 597-6325

Dr. Marion Simon, State Specialist, Small Farm and Part-time Farmers

E-mail address:

College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems

Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm, Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families

1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY (4 miles south of I-64, off US 127)

Directions:  From I-64 Exit 53, take US127 South toward Lawrenceburg to the 4th stoplight, turn left onto Mills Lane, the KSU Farm is 1 ½ miles on the right.

Aquaculture and Resilient Agriculture

10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome – Dr. Marion Simon & Dr. James Tidwell (Dr. Bob Durborow, moderating)
10:15 – 10:40 am Largemouth Bass – Mr. Shawn Coyle and Aquaponics – Ms. Janelle Hager
10:40 – 11:05 am Education Outreach at High Schools – Mr. Ken Thompson
10:30 – 12:00 pm Building on the Family Farm Into the Future – Resilient Agriculture

(this is a separate session in another room for those interested)

11:05 – 11:30 am Intensive Production of 1st Year Paddlefish on Feed – Dr. Ken Semmens
11:30 – 11:55 am Koi and Koi x Goldfish Hybrids: Production & Genetics – Dr. Boris Gomelsky
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 pm Freshwater Mussels in Kentucky – Ms. Lesley Sneed
1:30 – 1:45 pm Local Marketing of Fish and Crustaceans in Kentucky – Mr. Richard Bryant
1:45 – 2:00 pm Market Fish – Mr. Michael Tierney
2:00 – 2:15 pm Catfish Production, Live Hauling, & Fee Fishing – Mr. Forrest Wynne
2:15 – 2:30 pm Fish disease Diagnostic Laboratory – Mr. John Kelso
2:30 – 2:45 pm Marine Shrimp Research – Dr. Andrew Ray
2:45 – 3:00 pm Fish Nutrition Research – Dr. Waldemar Rossi
3:00 – 3:15 pm Undergraduates’ Involvement in Aquaculture – Mr. Christopher Lyvers

PLEASE NOTE:  The next Third Thursday Thing will be July 21, 2016 on Pastured Poultry.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension System serve all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, marital or familial status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work Act of September 29, 1977, in cooperation with the U.S.

Department of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Program, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky.