Today’s Topic: Early-bird registration for Aquaculture Conference ends Feb. 13

by | Feb 4, 2014

Southern Farm Network logoAgriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

The North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference is coming up Feb. 20-22 in New Bern, and if you sign up by Feb. 13, you’ll save money on registration.

The conference typically draws more than 200 fish farmers, scientists and others from across the Southeast to discuss research and marketing trends for farm-raised fish and seafood. Its goal is to foster success in both freshwater and marine aquaculture.

This year’s meeting will focus on how aquaculture fits into emerging consumer markets. It will feature research presentations, workshops and tours of North Carolina aquaculture farms and facilities. Keynote speaker is Debbie Hamrick from N.C. Farm Bureau. Her presentation will highlight how to position farm-raised fish into a market dominated by urban consumers and ways to determine future demand.

The agenda will feature a variety of other speakers, too, including Pete Anderson, an aquaculture specialists at the NCDA&CS.

For information about the conference, including the annual Aqua Food Fest, click here.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the Aquaculture Development Conference.

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