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Little Fork Ranch, 3300 Aurora Rd, Ernul, NC 28527, USA Little Fork Ranch, 3300 Aurora Rd, Ernul, NC 28527, USA Craven County Center 1 week ago
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4-H Horse Club run by Lynn Caulley of Little Fork Ranch. Check out their Facebook page and contact Lynn Caulley for more information or email albrook4@ncsu.edu

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Feb 15 Thu

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Pitt County Extension, 403 Government Cir, Greenville, NC 27834, USA Pitt County Extension, 403 Government Cir, Greenville, NC 27834, USA Craven County Center 3 hours ago
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Following a noon meal, NCSU faculty and industry representatives will provide updates on peanut research and agronomic production. Register by calling 252-902-1700 by February 20th.

Feb 23 Fri
300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC 28562, USA 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC 28562, USA Craven County Center 4 days away
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This class is scheduled for individuals with a NCDA & CS Private Applicator Pesticide License that need two hours of Safety Training (Category V). Advance registration not required but appreciated. In the event of inclement weather, follow the work schedule for Craven County Government or call 252-633-1477.

Feb 27 Tue
Craven County Cooperative Extension, 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC 28562, USA Craven County Cooperative Extension, 300 Industrial Dr, New Bern, NC 28562, USA Craven County Center 4 days away
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During this first lesson, we will be looking at Fabrics, Fibers, and Colors. We will start the project books and look at the sewing project options. No machine or materials needed for this day.

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Feb 27 Tue
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Craven County Center 2 weeks away
Description:

Designed to provide entrepreneurs research based technical training in the fundamentals of aquaponic technology. This State-of-the-Art course will showcase techniques and practices that are being used at one of the largest commercial facilities in the U.S. If you are considering getting into this fast growing industry, you won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from the best.

About the course: Aquaponic systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more people are finding innovative ways to produce more than one crop in their recirculating systems. Aquaponic systems are recirculating aquaculture systems that incorporate the production of plants without soil. In typical recirculating aquaculture systems, the goal is to produce large quantities of aquatic biomass in small amounts of space and small volumes of water. In such a system, waste products can accumulate if not physically removed or otherwise filtered via mechanical or biological means. The organic buildup and metabolic byproducts can be reused in aquaponic system by a secondary crop; plants. Plants can grow rapidly with dissolved nutrients that are excreted directly by the aquatic species or generated from the microbial breakdown of the animal waste by the various species of bacteria in the system. In closed recirculating systems with very little daily water exchange, dissolved nutrients accumulate in concentrations similar to those in hydroponic nutrient solutions. These dissolved waste nutrients are taken up by the plants, reducing wastewater discharge to the surrounding watershed and allowing for more efficient use of the fish feed.

Instructors:

We are pleased to have leading NC commercial aquaponics experts from the facility at Lucky Clay's Fresh to lead the presentations.  Aquaponics Farm Manager Bradley Todd joined the team at Lucky Clays Farm in 2010 and began managing Lucky Clays Fresh in 2013. Todd was raised in Aquadale, North Carolina and spent five years in the Marine Corps. After completing service, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While overseas in the military, Todd began his research in the fundamentals, engineering, and science of aquaculture and hydroponics, which ultimately lead him to learn about the process of combining the two into an efficient and sustainable farming system. Todd intends to incorporate bio-floc technology, Vermiculture, and mycology into an all-encompassing production flow with Lucky Clays Fresh’s established Aquaponics system.

Huy Tran is an aquaculture and aquaponics expert with more than 20 years experience.  After graduating with a degree in agriculture/aquaculture from the University Of Hawaii, Huy worked at and managed several area farms rearing Shrimp and numerous Marine/Freshwater fish species.  This included managing a 20 acre farm producing 47 different aquatic species used in aquatic toxicology testing. In 1997 he began work at Aquatic Eco-System (AES) where he remained for 19 years.  As Sales and Marketing Officer, he was responsible for production of 16 of the AES master catalogs and oversaw all technical sales and all marketing for the company.  Currently, Huy owns his own facility, Apopka Aquaponic Farms, and consults/designs for many aquaponic and Aquaculture facilities world wide.

Registration Fees

  • Aquaponics Short-Course only: $150 per person
  • Aquaponics Short-Course fee if you also register for the NC Aquaculture Development Conference: $125
  • Student rate: $80
  • Registration for the Aquaponics Short-Course includes a morning coffee break, a lunch, and afternoon coffee and soft-drinks. A short-course workbook is also included in registration.  Click here to register online for Aquaponics

    Mar 7 Wed
    New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitors Center, 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA Craven County Center 2 weeks away
    Description: March 8-10, 2018 – North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

    This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and government personnel to learn about opportunities to develop and enhance freshwater and marine aquaculture in North Carolina. Attendees will be able to tour select freshwater farms on Thursday and hear the latest research based findings from recognized state and national experts during the Friday conference.  Our trade show will exhibit some of the latest aquaculture equipment and products and our famous "Cultured Seafoods Festival", the 'all you care to eat...' gathering on Friday night, will showcase all manner of NC aquacultured products.  This year we've added an oyster shucking demonstration and tasting of fresh NC raw-oysters.  Our shellfish workshops will wrap up the conference on Saturday morning.  This fun and unique meeting is only offered once each year, so be sure not to miss out!

    For additional information, including how to register, please go to the conference website at: NCAquaculture.org

    Mar 8 Thu
    Jones County Civic Center, 832 North Carolina Hwy 58, Trenton, NC 28585, USA Jones County Civic Center, 832 North Carolina Hwy 58, Trenton, NC 28585, USA Craven County Center 2 weeks away
    Description:

    North Carolina State University and NC Cooperative Extension in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will offer classes from January through March to accommodate individuals wishing to obtain certification to use Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax on auxin tolerant crops.  Since these products are now classified as Restricted Use, only licensed applicators may purchase or use these products and all making application of these products must attend an auxin-specific training in 2018. Pesticide credits for N, O, D & X will apply. Note that no training is scheduled beyond March 12, 2108. 

    Certificates of attendance of this training will be required to purchase the products.  This certificate will be provided to those registered by the starting time of each class. As such, early arrival is strongly encouraged to ensure prompt registration.  

    Additional training sites, dates and location provided should this March date be inconvenient is found HERE

    Mar 8 Thu