National Aquaculture Extension Conference



Registration Now Open

June 5-9, 2017

Boise Idaho

Registration is now open for the National Aquaculture Extension Conference, June 5-9, 2017 in Boise ID.

(Please note that the abstract submission deadline for this conference has been extended to May 1, 2017 - you need to register for the conference to submit an abstract)

Registration  $100 (includes an opening night reception, three continental breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner). An additional fee of $25 will be used to cover bus transportation for an aquaculture field tour to Magic Valley along the Snake River on Wednesday, June 7th.

Held approximately every five years since 1992, this unique conference provides a forum for all levels of experience in aquaculture extension education. The conference is relevant to not just extension professionals but may also be of value to stakeholders we currently work with or plan to engage.

As with the last conference held in Memphis, there will be plenary and technical sessions relating to emerging issues in aquaculture extension, professional development opportunities, integrated grant proposal submission opportunities and training, and presentations on extension methods, and other topics.

The conference program will be developed for organizations and individuals who have extension education and outreach responsibilities for the diversity of species and disciplines associated with US aquaculture. 

Additionally, there will be a planned bus tour of the Idaho aquaculture industry, which may include trout and tilapia farms, sturgeon farms, ornamental fish farms, and the University of Idaho Fish Culture Experiment Station in Hagerman Idaho. This bus tour will be held during the 2nd day of the conference (Wednesday, June 7th) and bookended by Day 1 (June 6th) and Day 3 (June 8th) of the conference so all will be able to participate. The Idaho aquaculture industry is focused in the “Magic Valley” of the Snake River with its beautiful scenery and flowing artesian springs upon which much the Idaho trout industry depend. This will be a great tour if you have never visited the area. The tour is an extra $25 per person. Guests are welcome.


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