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Registration:
Chrissie Shepard
919-513-2192
chrissie_shepard@ncsu.edu

Brittany Santore
919-515-6780
brittany_santore@ncsu.edu

Tradeshow:
Pete Anderson

252-474-4555
pete.anderson@ncagr.gov

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2018 NC Aquaculture Development Conference Schedule:
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th - AQUAPONICS SHORT COURSE
Modern Approaches to Aquaponics- Workshop - Lucky Clays Fresh
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 8th - FRESHWATER SYSTEMS INTRODUCTIONS AND FARM TOUR
Aquaculture Introductory Presentations and NCADC Farm Tour
9:00-9:30 License Process and Business Plans - Pete Anderson, NCDA&CS
9:30-10:00 Land and System Requirements - Steve Gabel, NCCE
10:00-10:30 Species Choices and Marketing for Freshwater Aquaculture - Mike Frinsko, NCCE
10:30-11:30 OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
11:30 - 1:00 Travel and lunch on your own
Farm Tour Agenda:
1:00PM Don Ipock (Prawn to Crawfish... transition & markets) w/ Dr. Lou D'Abramo
3:00PM White Rock Hybrid Striped Bass Farm
3:00-7:00pm Trade Show Set up
7:00-9:00pm Conference Sponsor Dinner
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 9th - CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND CULTURED SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
7:30am REGISTRATION & Trade Show Opens... Breakfast in Trade Show Sponsor Area
8:00 Welcome - Michael Twiddy, SBTDC
8:00-8:20 NCAA Meeting, Call to Order - Randy Gray; NCAA Update - Pete Anderson, NCDA&CS (*NCAA voting year)
8:20-8:40 NCAA Presentations: National Aquaculture Assoc. Update - Paul Zajicek, NAA
8:40-9:00 NCAA Presentations: Legislative and Policy Updates - SCFB & NCFB Debbie Hamrick (*NCAA voting results)
9:00-9:55 NC STATE INDUSTRY UPDATES (Daniels- NCSU, Weirich - NC Sea Grant, Fish- NCDA)
9:55-10:25 BREAK 1 - Trade Show Open
10:25-11:45 Research Updates
10:25-10:45 NC Sea Grant- Chuck Weirich
10:45-11:05 SC Sea Grant & Clemson - Julie Davis
11:05-11:25 NCSU - Steven Hall
11:25-11:45 UNCW - Wade Watanabe
11:45-12:15 BREAK 2 - Trade Show Open
12:15-1:30 Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Tom Losordo - Co-founder of the NCADC
1:30-2:00 BREAK 3 - Trade Show Open
2:00-2:30 Jesse Chappell - Enhancing Pond Production using PAS technology
2:30-3:00 Craig Tucker - Split Pond Aquaculture- Prospects in Mississippi
3:00-3:30 Ganesh Kumar - Economics of innovative pond production systems
3:30-4:00 Lou D'Abramo - Deepwater Crawfish Production
4:00-5:30 Trade Show Mixer/Social featuring NC Breweries... relax and network like never before!
5:30-6:00 NC Oyster Shucking and Taste Test Promos, Appetizer Reception
6:00-until Cultured Seafood Festival... an all you can eat feast of some of NC's finest aquacultured product!
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 10th - MARICULTURE PRESENTATIONS
8:00am Early Registration - Trade Show Opens
8:30-9:00 NC Shellfish Growers Assoc. Meeting - Jay Styron, Pres. NCSGA
9:00-9:30 US shellfish farming industry update focusing on the East Coast - Bob (Skid) Rheault, CEO ECSGA
Break with trade show interaction
10:00-10:30 NC shellfish industry update and developments - Chuck Weirich, NCSG
10:30-11:00 SC shellfish industry update and developments - Julie Davis, SCSGC
11:00-11:30 Shellfish disease issues and research - Ryan Canegie, VIMS
11:30-12:00 Shellfish business planning and farm budgets - Karen Hudson, VASG
12:00-1:15 Industry grower panel with Lunch including industry supplier product demonstrations - Jon Quigley, Chesapeake Bay Oyster Co.; Myron Horzesky, Ketcham Supply Co.; and Chris Wyer, Hooper's Island Oyster Aquaculture Co.
1:15-2:00 Market trends and branding discussion panel - Barry Nash, NCSG; Ryan Speckman and Lin Peterson, Locals Seafood; and Daniel Lewis, Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar
2:00-2:30 Marine debris management practices - Bree Tillett, NC Coastal Federation
Break
2:45-3:30 Oyster Gro gear panel - Frank Roberts, Lady's Island Oyster Co. and Steen Gunderson, Bouctouche Bay Industries
3:30-4:15 'Round the room' grower discussion - moderated by Chuck Weirich, NCSG and Julie Davis, SCSGC
4:15 Concluding remarks - Chuck Weirich, NCSG and Julie Davis, SCSGC

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