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2017 Wisconsin Aquaculture Conf
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March 03, 2017 - March 04, 2017

2017 Wisconsin Aquaculture Conference and Preconference Workshop



10-noon  - WAIAC Meeting

1 - 4p     - Workshop: “Permitting & Licensing: What You Need to Know for Startup and Existing Farms” 

6 - 8p      - WAA Annual Member Meeting & elections, followed by WAA Board Meeting to appoint 0fficers



FRIDAY March 3

7:30a-4p                Registration

8-8:30                    Welcome by Peter Fritsch


8:30-9:30               Coldwater - "Atlantic Salmon Projects for Wisconsin's Future" - Greg 


9:30-10                 TBA                       

10-10:30               Trade Show opens, Break  

10:30 – 11a          "Workforce Training and Outreach Projects at UWSP NADF" - Emma Wiermma 

11a – 11:30a        Farm Insurance - Rural Mutual Insurance 

11:30 – 12            “Aeration Choices” - Bob Robinson 

12-1p                    Lunch

                            Keynote Speaker: Paul Zajicek, NAA - “What NAA Has Been Doing Lately”



1-1:30p                 "USDA FSA Program Options for Aquaculture Producers" - FSA 

1:30-2:30p            Aquaponics - "Comparing Walleye & Tilapia Production" - Chris Hartleb 

2:30 -3p                Trade Show/Break 

3-3:30p                 "Valuation of Fish Farms" - Steve Stiloski                     

3:30 – 4p               Open Discussion - Industry Needs for Research and Training - Bill West 

4-4:15pp                SAE grant project 

4:15– 4:45P           Cooking Demo setup/Break 

4:45p—6:30p          Dani Klontz

                             Taste of Wisconsin Aquaculture / Reception  

6:30—?                  Reception/Silent Auction



7:00 - 9:30 a         Registration 

8 – 9:30a               Baitfish 

9:30 – 10a             RAS - Pentair 

10 – 10:30a           Trade Show, Break 

10:30-noon            Coolwater            




Hotel Marshfield

2700 S. Central Ave

Marshfield, WI  54449




Mention Wisconsin Aquaculture Association for conference room rates

Check in time is 3p, checkout time is noon. A credit card is needed to guarantee your reservation, Cancellation is 2 days prior for a refund, cancellation penalty is 1 night’s lodging.  Please reconfirm policies when you book your room. Sales tax is currently 13.5%.


Standard Room: $82.00+tax Single, $82+tax.00 Double.

Cutoff Date

Room block and rates are valid from Tuesday, February 28, checking out Sunday, March 5 and will be released on February 3, 2017.  Additional reservation requests will be honored on a space and rate available basis.

Travel information:

Flights - the closest major airport is at Mosinee, 33miles east of Marshfield or Eau Claire, about 66 miles northwest of Marshfield.  There is no shuttle service to Marshfield


Marshfield is on Hwy 13 (runs north/south), just north of Hwy 10 (runs east/west).  Hwy 13 runs concurrent with Hwy 10 east of Marshfield

From the East or West:

Take Hwy 10 to the intersection with Central Ave (this is west of where Hwy 13 goes north), go north on Central Ave./Hwy 97 approx. 1 mile to 2700 S. Central Ave.

From the North:

Take Hwy 13 south out of Abbotsford, in Marshfield take S. Central Ave,/Hwy 97 south approx. 2 miles to 2700 S. Central Ave.

From Eau Claire:

Take Hwy 12 south to Hwy 10 to Marshfield OR

Take Hwy 29 east to Abbotsford


Hotel Marshfield offers

in room Keurig coffee maker and refrigerators

Free wireless

42” LCD HD television

Fitness room

Libby McNeill’s Restaurant and Bar

Complimentary shuttle to local businesses within 10 mile radius

Business center

Year-round outdoor sauna

Pet friendly


Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities and limitations should be made prior to the date of this event.  Please do so as early as possible so that proper arrangements can be made.  Requests are kept confidential.  Contact Cindy Johnson at 814-515-2570.

Hotel Marshfield, located at 2700 S. Central Ave, was completely renovated in 2013.  Marshfield is centrally located in Wisconsin, easy to get to being located on Hwy 13. 

Make the conference a mini vacation and bring the family!

Marshfield offers several restaurants including American, Mexican, steak as well as a bakery and several coffee shops.  The Wildlife Park and Zoo is open year around, the kids can go snow tubing at Powers Bluff and there is the world famous Figi’s Outlet to stock up on your favorite cheeses and spreads.

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