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January 29, 2008

Aquaculture financing workshop is Feb. 22

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and the Indiana Soybean Alliance will co-sponsor the Aquaculture Financing workshop on Feb. 22 in Indianapolis.

The workshop will be at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge.

“The workshop is for individuals who are interested in starting or expanding an aquaculture facility in Indiana,? said Kwamena Quagrainie, Purdue agricultural economics aquaculture researcher. "Participants will be able to gain information from public and private industry partners about how to get financial assistance and how to start or expand an aquaculture facility.?

Topics during the workshop are:

* The current state of Indiana aquaculture

* Tips for sourcing and writing grants

* Financing fish farms with bank loans

* How to insure your operation

* How to convert hog buildings to aquaculture

This free workshop will have limited space, and pre-registration is required by Feb. 8. Pre-registration is available online at or by calling the Indiana Soybean Alliance office at (317)-347-3620.

Writer: Elizabeth Fritz, (765) 494-8402,

Sources: Kwamena Quagrainie, (765) 494-4200,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Beth Forbes,
Agriculture News Page

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