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National Aquaculture Assn scheduling 2013 producer workshops


To help the U.S. aquaculture industry survive difficult economic times and challenges, the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) will continue offering half-day producer workshops in 2013.  Six "Business Management and Marketing" workshops will be offered.  The aquaculture industry has an unprecedented opportunity for growth, but that growth will require that producers be armed with business development skills that can lead to sound management and the development of viable long-term growth strategies.

Extension Agents, Sea Grant Specialists, State Aquaculture Coordinators, and producer organizations are urged to consider sponsoring a workshop in their area.  Workshops may be held in conjunction with other activities such as conferences and meetings provided they are presented in their entirety and in the original format and sequencing. 

The local sponsor is responsible for securing a meeting room, advertising and promoting the workshop, handling all registration tasks, and providing any refreshments that may be served.  The National Aquaculture Association will provide speakers (Dr. Carole Engle, Professor Aquaculture Economics and Management, UAPB: Dr Madan Dey, Professor Aquaculture Marketing, UAPB; and Linda ODierno, NAA Outreach Specialist), all program materials, and assist in promoting the program.

The workshops are part of an NAA outreach education program, funded by the United Soybean Board.  They are limited in number, so prospective hosts are urged to contact the NAA as soon as possible if there is interest in sponsoring a workshop or they would like additional information about the program.

Contact:       Linda ODierno

                   NAA Outreach Specialist


                   Cell: 914-330-7678