June 2013 – January 2014
Join us for a hot bowl of soup at the Arboretum. Allen Pattillo, Extension Program Specialist – Iowa State University, will speak about Aquaponics. Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponic plant production into a sustainable agricultural production system.there are many critical considerations that must be addressed to create an effective and productive aquaponics food production system. This presentation will shed light on these themes and highlight production scenarios and expected output capacity for aquaponics.
Bio: Allen Pattillo is the fisheries and aquaculture extension specialist at Iowa State University. His current research initiatives include aquaponics production, food safety, and sustainability as well as aquaculture production in renovated livestock confinement facilities. Allen also specializes in small pond and aquatic plant management, as well as angling education.
Allen will give his presentation at 5:30pm.
Fee: $7 per person.