19th Annual Short Course July 15-19, 2013
Engineering Design of Recirculating Aquaculture (RAS),
Hydroponic, and Aquaponic Systems
The first three days of this course (Monday-Wednesday) reviews the basic engineering principals behind a successful recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) design. The objective of this section is to provide sufficient information so that the participant will be able to design, construct, and manage their own RAS system. On the fourth day (Thursday), the fundamentals of growing plants using current state-of-the-art hydroponic techniques will be presented along with the design and management of these systems. On Friday, Aquaponics as a combination of aquaculture (fish) and hydroponics (plants) will be covered and several design options 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 website 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).
Location: Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Michael B. Timmons: Aquaculture & Business Management
Dr. Melissa Brechner: Hydroponics
Aquaculture Systems Technologies, New Orleans, LA
Dr. James M. Ebeling: Aquaculture/Aquaponics
Limited Enrollment, Tuition $1000 plus housing ($18/night single)
Register by June 30, 2013
Text for Course: “Recirculating Aquaculture” by Timmons and Ebeling, included in course packet.
For more information http://www.bee.cornell.edu/aqua
Dr. Michael B. Timmons, firstname.lastname@example.org or
607-255-1630; 607.227.5638 cell
Mary Cornell, email@example.com or 607-255-8596