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Registration:
Jami Hooper
252-633-1477
jlhooper@ncsu.edu

Tradeshow:
Pete Anderson

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

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2020 Agenda... we still have a few additions yet to come for an outstanding conference!

Thursday,
March 12th
Freshwater Aquaculture Introductory Presentations
9:00 - License Process and Business Plans - Pete Anderson, NCDA&CS
9:30 - Land and System Requirements - Steve Gabel, NCCE
10:00 - Species Choices and Marketing for Freshwater Aquaculture - Mike Frinsko, NCCE
10:30 - Open Question Period
11:00 - 1:00 - Travel and lunch on your own
1:00 - Farm tour stop 1 - TBD
3:00 - Farm tour stop 2 - TBD
3:00-7:00pm -Trade Show Setup
   
Friday,
March 13th
NC Aquaculture Development Conference Presentations
8:00 - Registration & Trade Show Opens (BREAK 1)... coffee and pastries in Trade Show Sponsor Area
8:30 - NCADC Presentations Begin - Welcome from Chairman Michael Twiddy, SBTDC
8:30 - NC AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY STATE UPDATE (Daniels- NCSU, Weirich - NC Sea Grant, Fish- NCDA)
9:30 - Association & Policy Updates: NCAA & NCFB
10:00-10:30 BREAK 2 - Trade Show Open
10:30-11:50 - *NC Research Update Panel*
10:30 - University Freshwater Research Updates: NCSU - Ben Reading (warm)
10:50 - University Freshwater Research Updates: NCSU - Jeff Hinshaw (cold)
11:10 - University Mariculture Research Updates: NCSU MARC - Steven Hall
11:30 - University Mariculture Research Updates: UNCW - Wade Watanabe
11:50-12:30 BREAK 3 - Trade Show Open
12:30-2:00 - Lunch and Keynote Presentation "All industries topics"... Lou D'Abramo
2:00-2:30 BREAK 4 - Trade Show Open
Session: Mariculture (Ballroom 1) Freshwater (Conf. Room 1) Aquaponics (Conference Room 2)
2:30-3:00 NCSGA Business Meeting NCAA Business Meeting Facility Design
3:00-3:30 NCSGA Topic Speaker NC Soil and Water Cost Share Facility Design
3:30-3:50 NC Sea Grant Update Cold Water Topic - Hinshaw Rules and Regs
3:50-4:10 Mariculture Presentation Crawfish Opportunities- Gabel Marketing Aquaponic Products
4:10-4:30 Mariculture Presentation Striped Bass- Andy McGinty Industrial aquaponic Hemp Production
4:30-5:00 BREAK 5 - Trade Show Open
5:00-6:00 - Trade Show Open - Mixer/Social featuring NC Breweries... relax and network like never before!
5:00-6:00 - NC Oyster Shucking and Taste Test Promos
6:00-until - Cultured Seafood Festival... an all you can eat feast of some of NC's finest aquacultured product!
   
Saturday,
March 14th
Mariculture Presentations (Convention Center) and Mariculture Tour (TBD)
8:30 - Trade Show Opens...
9:00-9:20 - Intro to shellfish mariculture and industry status and trends
9:20-9:50 - Siting your operation
9:50-10:10 - The leasing process
10:10-10:30 - Basic business planning
10:30-10:50 - Production options
10:50-11:20 - Distribution and marketing
11:30-1:00 - Travel and lunch on your own
1:00 - Farm tour stop 1
3:00 - Farm tour stop 2
3:00 - 2019 NCADC Concludes...

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