Aquaponics field day at Bryan farm program aims to show small acreages, economic sustainability

BRYAN — “Aquaponics: Principles and Practices” will be offered May 23 at the Sheila Wells farm, 2861 Farm-to-Market 974, Bryan, according to Dr. Joseph Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist, College Station.

People interested in learning how to grow horticultural crops on small acreages using aquaponic techniques may attend the class from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for $65, Masabni said. Lunch will be provided. Registration after May 15 is $85. AgriLife Extension county agents may register for $20.

To register, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/index.cfm/productDetails/ProductID/1506/.

           Topics and speakers include:

– Fish Species and Diseases – Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station.

– Deep Trough Aquaponics – Ben Godfrey, Sand Creek Farm, Cameron.

– Ebb/Flow Aquaponics – Rex Byrns, Megan’s Gardens, Victoria.

– Green Phoenix Farm – Adam Cohen, Garland.

– Hydroponics for Leafy Greens: Comparing Quality, Production, and Water Use Efficiency – Dr. Daniel Leskovar, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde.

The day will end with a 3 p.m. tour of aquaponics system of the Stanley and Sheila Wells farm.

For additional information, contact Masabni, jmasabni@ag.tamu.edu, 979-324-1244.

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