Upcoming OAA Events:
Aquaponics Workshop Featuring Charlie Shultz
Friday, March 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Quest Conference Center,
$50 for OAA Members - $75 for Non-Members
Registration is closed
The 2017 OAA Spring Workshop will cover Aquaponics, the fastest growing segment of aquaculture and agriculture. A variety of topics will be covered, including aspects of fish and plant management, water quality, and marketing. Download full agenda here.
Charlie Shultz, world renowned aquaponics expert, will headline our line-up of morning speakers. Jeni and Doug Blackburn, owners of Fresh Harvest Aquaponics Farm, have graciously opened their farm to afternoon technical, informative tours led by the Blackburns, Charlie Shultz, and others. Whether you are thinking about aquaponics or just starting, this is a must attend workshop!
2017 OAA-ABC Ohio Aquaculture Conference,
OAA Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Workshop
Friday - Saturday, January 27-28, 2017
Quest Conference Center, Columbus
Presentations will be availabe for viewing after Feb. 8
2017 Ohio Aquaculture Conference
Friday-Saturday, January 27-28, Columbus, Ohio
Producers Working Cooperatively to Improve Profitability Workshop
Friday, January 27, 2017
Quest Conference Center, Columbus
Introduction to Aquaculture and Aquaponics
Saturday, October 29, 2016
OSU South Centers, Piketon
Ohio Aquaculture Conference
January 29-30, 2016
Quest Conference Center
Selling Your Fish to Pond & Lake Management Companies Workshop
January 29, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Quest Conference Center
Selling Your Fish to Pond & Lake Management Companies
The Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) is pleased to invite you to attend a special workshop designed to enhance your ability to sell high quality, locally grown fish to pond & lake management companies for eventual stocking into Ohio’s large number of private ponds and lakes. This workshop is in response to requests by these companies to increase the availability of Ohio grown fish for purchase as well as fish culturists looking for additional markets to sell their fish.
Presently, the vast majority of fish stocked in Ohio private waters come from out-of-state, costing Ohio’s pond & lake management companies a considerable expense in shipping costs. Purchasing Ohio grown fish for stocking will be a win-win scenario for both groups. The workshop will provide information to attendees on:
- Species and sizes of interest to pond & lake management companies based on a survey sent to such companies;
- Expectations of both the companies purchasing fish as well expectations of the seller;
- Understanding fish stress and the major causes of stress during harvesting, grading etc.;
- BMP’s for minimizing stress and injury;
- Infrastructure needs reduce stress and meet the purchaser’s expectations;
- Effective communication strategies between purchasers and sellers.
Bill Lynch, OAA President and Owner of Millcreek Perch Farm LLC, will teach the workshop and enlighten attendees on how his yellow perch farm successfully sells various sizes of yellow perch to pond & lake management companies in Ohio as well as neighboring states. Several of Ohio’s management companies will be present to participate in the presentations, provide their insight, answer questions, and network with growers over potential purchases in the upcoming year.
The three hour workshop will be held on Friday morning, January 29th, 2016 prior to the 2016 Ohio Aquaculture Conference at the Quest Center in Columbus, Ohio. The workshop will start at 9:00 AM. The cost is $30 for OAA members and $50 for non-OAA members, and includes lunch. Please note that attendance is limited to 80 individuals, so early registration is highly recommended. Attendees can register for the workshop, the 2016 Ohio Aquaculture Conference, and join the OAA by going to the Association’s website, http://ohioaquaculture.org
July 10-11, 2015
Aquaculture Marketing & Processing Workshop
May 15-16, 2015
OAA Annual Conference
Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2015,
Fish Farm Tour Oct. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The OAA is co-sponsoring a fish farm tour that will depart Columbus and stop at four aquaculture facilities and an International grocery. Along the way you will see:
- A small-scale urban indoor Tilapia system
- Fresh Harvest Farm, one of Ohio's premier aquaponics facilities
- Sugar Creek Fishery, specializing in breeding butterfly Koi and Blue Tilapia
- Wendel Farms, one of Ohio's largest indoor recirculating facilities producing tilapia
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Workshop
Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Renowned recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) expert Steven Van Gorder will present this full-day workshop on RAS considerations and designs at OSU Newark Campus Hopewell Hall, Room HP 53 A/B, 1189 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055. The cost to attend is $25 and registration is limited to the first 75 paid participants.
2014 North Central Regional Aquaculture Conference
February 22-23, 2014, Toledo
View presentations from this sold-out conference presented by The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Aquaculture Associations of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
2013 Annual Banquet & Workshops, February 8-9, Wooster
|Friday Session I: Aquaculture Industry Updates|
|Aquaculture Trends from Around the World||Chris Weeks||North Central Region Aquaculture Center||View|
|North Central Regional Aquaculture Center Update||Bill Lynch||Millcreek Perch Farms||View|
|OSU Aquaculture Program Update||Dr. Laura Tiu||The Ohio State University||View|
|Soy Aquaculture Alliance||Dr. Steven Hart||Soy Aquaculture Alliance||View|
|Friday Session II: Aquaculture Industry Issues|
|Canadian Import Changes||Dr. Steven Wilden||APHIS||View|
|Saturday Session I: Introductory|
|System Selection||Estefania James||OSU South Centers||View|
|Species Selection||Dr. Laura Tiu||OSU South Centers||View|
|Daily Management: Feeds & Feeding||Doug Sweet||ODNR||View|
|Introduction to Aquaponics||Barry Adler||Rain Fresh Harvest||View|
|Marketing Aquaculture Products||Eric Barrett||OSU Extension||View|
|Saturday Session II: Recirculating Aquaculture|
|Marine Shrimp in RAS||Russ Allen||Allen's Shrimp Farm & Market||View|
|Saturday Session III: Aquaculture Business|
|Business Planning||Chris Smalley||OSU South Centers||View|
|Business Funding||Colin Gordon||Farm Credit Services||View|
|The Business of Raising and Selling Paddlefish||Renee Koerner||Big Fish Farms||View|
|Saturday Session IV: Production Challenges|
|Water Quality Management in Pond Culture||Bill Lynch||Millcreek Fish Farm||View|
|Net Pen Culture in Ohio Quarries||Dr. Dave Smith||Freshwater Farms||View|
|Fish Grading||Jim Wagner||Fox Country Farms||View|
|Fingerling Production||Dr. Laura Tiu||OSU South Centers||View|
Workshop Agenda (pdf)