Workshop to focus on growing aquaculture in Indiana
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and the Indiana Soybean Alliance will co-sponsor the Aquaculture Financing workshop on Feb. 22 in Indianapolis.
The workshop will be at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge.
“The workshop is for individuals who are interested in starting or expanding an aquaculture facility in Indiana,” said Kwamena Quagrainie, Purdue agricultural economics aquaculture researcher. "Participants will be able to gain information from public and private industry partners about how to get financial assistance and how to start or expand an aquaculture facility.”
Topics for the workshop include:
* The current state of Indiana aquaculture
* Tips for sourcing and writing grants
* Financing fish farms with bank loans
* How to insure your operation
* How to convert a hog building to an aquaculture facility
Due to limited space, pre-registration is required by Feb. 8. Pre-registration is available online at http://www.indianasoybean.com or by calling the Indiana Soybean Alliance office at (317)-347-3620.