• By Katie Pratt

Extension to host aquaponic program

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host free program for individuals interested in aquaponics in July. The program is a workshop on July 20 that will provide basic information about aquaponics, a system in which fish and plants are grown together in a mutually beneficial environment. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Kentucky State University’s Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort. Participants will travel to Bluegrass Aquaponics in Versailles in the morning and return to the center in the afternoon for classroom sessions. Sessions will cover basic aquaponics, system and design, water quality and business planning.

Transportation to Bluegrass Aquaponics will be provided. Lunch and refreshments are also provided.

Registration for the workshop is limited to 50 people.Register for the program online at http://www.ksuaquaculture.org. Interested individuals can also contact Kathryn Mitchell at 502-597-6140 or kathryn.mitchell@kysu.edu to register.

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