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Written Tuesday, June 17, 2003  

You can learn everything you've wanted to know about Ohio aquaculture June 21 at Ohio State University's Aquaculture Field Day.

The event, from 1-8 p.m., is designed to provide information, resources and tools needed to break into the aquaculture business. The field day will take place at the Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon. It is free and open to the public. Space is limited, however.

The field day schedule includes an introductory workshop, producer's forum, dinner and tours of the facility and research plots.

"We are targeting people who have an interest in learning more about aquaculture, as well as people just interested in learning more about what we do here in Piketon," said Laura Tiu, an aquaculture specialist at South Centers at Piketon.

The workshop will be conducted from 1-5 p.m. Topics to be discussed include species selection, production methods, freshwater shrimp culture, marketing and business planning. Following the workshop is a dinner and tour of the Piketon facility.

The field day is sponsored by OSU South Centers at Piketon, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, OSU Extension, OSU Sea Grant and the North Central Region Aquaculture Center at Michigan State University.

For more information about the field day, contact Cindy Lewis at (800) 297-2072 or log onto http://southcenters.osu.edu.

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