Left, aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. (UW-Milwaukee)
For the City-Times
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will host its first international gathering of aquaponic experts on June 19-21.
“The International Aquaponics Conference: Aquaponics and Global Food Security” will bring together individuals with the goal of making an impact on food quality, security and sustainability using aquaponic methods, in which fish and plants are grown together in a symbiotic environment. Industry experts will share experience and knowledge in a fun and informative conference setting, providing participants a wealth of information on the rapidly growing aquaponics industry.
Those who should attend include current and prospective aquaponic growers, educators, ministers of agriculture, government representatives and those who manage agriculture, food and health regulations.
Conference highlights include:
For more information and registration, visit www.uwsp.edu/AquaponicsConference or contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education at 1-800-898-9472 or 715-346-3838.