Thursday, October 20, 2016

21/10/2016: Aquaculture training, research centre seeks recruits

Ohio State aquaculture research centre seeks recruits for aquaculture bootcamp

The Ohio Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development at Ohio State University is looking for 30 new fish farmers to take part in a yearlong program to learn the ins and outs of aquaculture and aquaponics.

Aquaculture Boot Camp, launched in 2013, offers free hands-on classes for those selected to participate in the program, which includes homework in addition to monthly eight-hour courses.

Students spend some time in the classroom exploring the business side of aquaculture, and the rest of the time in hands-on examinations of the equipment and procedures to farm fish successfully.

There are about 200 fish farmers statewide raising aquatic animals in ponds and indoor tank systems for food, sport, bait and ornamental use.

Enlistment Guidelines Ohio State aquaculture research centre will enlist up to 30 highly motivated new (less than 10 years of farming experience) and beginning fish farmers and aquaponic producers from across Ohio and the Midwest.

Recruits will be actively involved in aquaculture/aquaponics or seriously dedicated to developing skills for entry into the industry.

To be eligible, you must:

• Submit a completed written or e-mailed application by November 4th, 2016

• If accepted, sign documentation outlining your commitment to attend seminars and workshops

• Be responsible for all expenses (i.e. travel) related to getting to and from the training sessions

Selection Process

The following will be considered in selecting recruits:

1. Internet access, land, a pilot aquaculture/aquaponics operation, years in production, years obtaining an Ohio Aquaculture Permit, previous workshops attended, and capital available.

2. Interest and willingness of the recruit to commit the necessary time, energy, and finances to the program.

3. Ability to participate meaningfully in academic seminars, outside reading, written assignments, and through self-expression.

4. The applicant will support and abide by all policies, rules and regulations of the ABC-2 program. 

Read the full article HERE.

For more details and to apply, click HERE.

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