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Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service hosting two free aquaponics programs in Frankfort

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is hosting two free programs for individuals interested in aquaponics in July. The first program is a workshop on July 20 that will provide basic information about aquaponics, a system in which fish and plants are grown together in a mutually beneficial environment. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Kentucky State University’s...

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service hosting aquaculture program on indoor production

For those interested in learning more about indoor marine shrimp and tilapia production and aquaponics, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host an aquaculture program Saturday, March 25 at Kentucky State University’s Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort. Indoor aquaculture programs are growing in popularity, particularly in urban areas, as people become more interested in local foods....

City Slickers: Agriculture goes urban as more people want to reconnect with food source

Rebecca Self has built a closed-loop urban agricultural production system at FoodChain in Lexington. It’s her hope that others will be inspired by what they see happening there. (Photo by Stephen Patton)   By Jeff Franklin Special to KyForward   Rebecca Self sees a disconnect between urban and rural.   “Food seems the perfect conduit to connect people,” the founder of FoodChain...

KSU’s riverboat to be ‘floating science lab,’ river museum adds tourism, learning value

Kentucky State University is set to launch the Kentucky River Thorobred, a floating science Lab that will complement the university’s aquaculture program, on Friday. (Photo by Judy Clabes)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Kentucky State University President Mary Sias, an innovative leader, had a vision that would fully complement the university’s aquaculture program of distinction,...