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Course description:

This three day course  reviews the basic engineering principals behind a successful recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) design.  The objective of this course is to provide sufficient information so that the participant will be able to design, construct, and manage their own RAS system. We also cover the basic principles of current state-of-the-art hydroponic (plant) and aquaponic (fish and plants) techniques and cover the design and management of these systems. Several design options will be explored. Basic principles of business management for the small family farm will also be reviewed by guest speaker Michael Finnegan, CEO Continental Organics LLC.

 

A “distance” learning opportunity for aquaculture only is also offered (see distance course for details).

 

At the conclusion of the workshop, individuals will have the essential information necessary to design their own systems and have a fundamental knowledge of the principles influencing the numerous design options.

 

In addition, a FARM TOUR will be made to Continental Organics Inc. (2 acres of hydroponics and a 100,000 lb./year tilapia system); see  www.conorgnx.com  for farm details (within 10 minutes of educational venue).

 

 

Instructors:

Dr. Michael Timmons mbt3@cornell.edu Cornell University, Biological & Environmental Engineering, 302 Riley-Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; Phone: (607) 255-1630 Fax: (607) 255-4449

Dr. James Ebeling james@beadfilters.com Aquaculture Systems Technologies, 108 Industrial Ave. New Orleans, LA 70121; Phone: (800) (939)-3659 Fax: (504) 837-5585

Course coordinators:

Mary Cornell, Cornell University, mho5@cornell.edu Cornell University, Biological & Environmental Engineering, 200 Riley Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: (607) 255-8596, Fax: (607) 255-4449

Dr. Michael Timmons, mbt3@cornell.edu Cornell University, Biological & Environmental Engineering, 302 Riley Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; Phone: (607-227-5638)