Jul 12, 2021Hydroponics and aquaponics topic of free Ohio State workshop
Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science is offering a educational workshop, “Hydroponics, Aquaponics Impacts and Opportunities.”
It will be held Aug. 5, from 5:30-5 p.m. at the Ohio State University (OSU) South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. The free, USDA-grant funded event will include a light dinner.
This educational aquaponics workshop will discuss the benefits and sustainability of an aquaponics system while conserving resources. The featured speaker will be Jeni Blackburn, co-owner of the family-owned Fresh Harvest Farm in Richwood, Ohio, where it utilizes yellow perch to grow produce through aquaponics.
Attendees will also hear from OSU researchers and Extension specialists. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the OSU South Centers aquaponics research system.
Topics covered will be beneficial to both beginners and experienced acquaponic growers, and will include: aquaponics status update, system selection and maintenance, plant and fish production, water quality, social media and marketing, business success/finances and more.
Deadline to register is Aug. 1.