Aquaponics course for individuals, commercial operations set for July 29 in Overton

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu

Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, joe.masabni@ag.tamu.edu

OVERTON — Aquaponics for hobbyists or commercial farms will be the topic for a workshop July 29 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053 N., Overton.

“Whether a person is interested in finding out how to start or has already begun and wants to learn more, this workshop will provide the information needed,” said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton.

Masabni will teach the course along with Jim Bundscho, Montgomery County Master Gardener and aquaponics expert.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The fee is $40 per person or $60 per couple. Registration is available at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Aquaponics, by calling 979-845-2604, or onsite the day of the event.

Following the opening session on a general introduction to aquaponics, the morning sessions will include information on homeowner and commercial systems. Following lunch, there will be a session on aquaponic system management, a question and answer session, and a tour of the aquaponics greenhouse at the Overton facility.

For further information, contact Masabni at jmasabni@ag.tamu.edu or 903-834-6191.

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