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Registration: Julia Fiore
919-515-6780
jcfiore@ncsu.edu

Tradeshow: Pete Anderson
252-633-1477
pete.anderson@ncagr.gov

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2017 Proposed NCADC Agenda... please check for more updates over the coming months!
Wednesday 2/8/2017 Aquaponics Workshop
8:30am - Advances in Aquaponics Workshop - Pentair Aquatic EcoSystems
Afternoon - Aquaponics Experiences: Lucky Clays Fresh
*Out of town guests arrive - Conference Hotel Rates begin
Thursday
2/9/2017
Aquaculture Introductory Presentations and Farm Tours
Introduction Classes at DoubleTree Hotel
9:00-9:20 License Process and Business Plans - Pete Anderson, NCDA&CS
9:20-9:40 Land and System Requirements - Steve Gabel, NCCE
9:40-10:00 Species Choices and Marketing for Freshwater Aquaculture - Mike Frinsko, NCCE
10:00-10:30 Species Choices and Marketing for Mariculture - Chuck Weirich, NC Sea Grant
10:30-11:30 Open Question Period
12:30-1:30 Travel and lunch on your own
FRESHWATER
1:30pm Indoor Recirculation Aquaculture Facility
3:00pm Pond Production Aquaculture Facility
MARICULTURE
1:30pm UNCW Facility Tour
3:00pm Shellfish Lease Tour
3:00-6:00pm Trade Show Set up times at the DoubleTree Hotel - Bradham and Lawson Rooms
Friday
2/10/2017
Aquaculture Presentations and Aquafoods Fest
7:30am Registration & Trade Show Opens
8:00 Welcome - Michael Twiddy, SBTDC
8:00-8:20 NC Shellfish Growers Association Meeting - Jay Styron, President NCSGA
8:20-8:40 NCAA Update - Randy Gray, NCAA President and Pete Anderson, NCDA&CS
8:40-9:00 NCAA Presentations: Legislative and Policy Updates - NCFB Debbie Hamrick
9:00-9:30 NCAA - Commercial Aquaculture Health Program Standards (CAHPS) Dr. Kathleen Hartman, USDA APHIS
9:30-10:15 NC Aquaculture State Industry Statistics (Ron Fish- NCDA, Harry Daniels- NCSU, Chuck Weirich- NC Sea Grant)
10:15-10:45 BREAK 1 - Trade Show Open
10:45-11:30 NC Research and University Updates - NC State University and UNC-Wilmington
11:30-12:00 BREAK 2 - Trade Show Open
12:00-1:30 LUNCH and Keynote Presentation: George Chamberlin - Marketing Challenges "Global to Local"
1:30-2:00 BREAK 3 - Trade Show Open
2:00-2:30 Lucky Clays Fresh Aquaponics Facility - Bradley Todd
2:30-3:00 Biofloc Technology - Dr. David Brune, University of Missouri
3:00-3:30 UNCW Oyster and shellfish genetics, Ami Wilbur, UNC-Wilmington
3:30-4:00 Producers insight of the NC Oyster Industry: Opportunities and Challenges - Jay Styron
4:00-6:30 Trade Show Mixer/Social featuring NC Breweries... relax and network like never before!
6:30-until Aquafoods Fest... an all you can eat feast of some of NC's finest aquacultured product!
Saturday
2/11/2017
Aquaculture Workshops and NC Sea Grant Shellfish Workshop
8:00am Trade Show Opens
Joint Aquaculture Information Sessions - Bradham Room
8:00-8:20 Species, Markets and Resources Review for Mariculture - Chuck Weirich, NC Sea Grant
8:20-8:40 License/ Permitting & Resources NC Aquaculture - Terre Barrett, NCDMF
8:40-9:40 Considerations for small commercial biofloc systems - Dr. David Brune, University of Missouri
9:40-10:00 Break - Trade Show Open and Travel to Carteret Community College (45 mins to Morehead)
10:00-11:00 Strategies to Improve Marketing Success: Sam Thomas, Thomas Seafood
11:00-12:00 - Trade Show Open
Sea Grant & Carteret Community College Shellfish Workshop - 10:30-4:00

This workshop, funded through a grant through the NOAA Extension and Technology Transfer Program, will focus on oyster aquaculture. Information will be provided on a number topics of interest to potential and established growers, including leasing and siting, culture gear and techniques, harvest and storage regulations, marketing strategies including the potential of forming grower co-ops, and USDA programs available to producers.

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