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2017 WI Aquaculture Conf - Updated
2017 WI Aquaculture Conf - Updated
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March 03, 2017 - March 04, 2017

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Link to mail in registration can be found at the bottom of this page.

Hotel Room Block will be released on Friday, February 17

Conference Registration Deadline will be extended to Friday, February 24

You must make sure your mailin registration is received by then or your online registration is done by this date. After February 24, there will be a late fee of $25/person and you will need to register at the conference.

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



Wisconsin Aquaculture: Moving Ahead to the Future

FRIDAY, March 3


7:30 - 4p            Registration

8-8:50                Welcome by Peter Fritsch

DATCP Secretary Brancel (confirmed)
DNR Secretary Stepp (invited)

9 - 10a               Coldwater  - "Overview of Coldwater Species and Systems for Wisconsin                       Aquaculture"  - Greg Fischer

10-10:30             “Valuation of Fish Farms” - Steve Stiloski

10:30-11             Trade Show opens, Break co sponsors: Western Chemical &

11a – 11:30a       “Things to Know About Your Insurance” - Bill Kriese

11:30 – 12           Recirculating Aquaculture Systems  -  Joe McElwee

12-1p                 Lunch - Rainbow Trout supplied by Star Prairie Trout Farm
                        Senator Tom Tiffany

                        Keynote: “Challenges and Opportunities for US Aquaculture”
                        - Paul Zajicek, NAA


1-1:30p              “Aeration Choices”  - Bob Robinson

1:30-2                Baitfish/Stocking  - "Regulatory Inspections-The Pros and Cons                  of Molecular Assays"  - Bill Keleher

2  -2:30             Baitfish/Stocking  - "The Ins and Outs of Netting"                           - Bryan Sederberg

2:30  - 3p            Trade Show/Break co sponsors: AquaTactics Fish Health,
                              Marisource, Kasco Marine

3-3:30p               "USDA FSA Program Options for Aquaculture Producers" -
                          Deb Esselman, Chris Ewer

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

4  - 4:30              Cooking Demo setup/Break

4:30p—6:30p        Ann O'Leary,69th Alice in Dairyland
                          Dani Klontz  - Taste of Wisconsin Aquaculture Cooking Demo
                          and Sampling

6:30—?                 Reception/Silent Auction



7:00 - 9:30a          Registration

8 – 8:30a              “Workforce Training and Outreach Projects at UWSP-NADF”
                           - Emma Wiermma

8:30  - 9               "SARE Grant  Partnerships With High Schools - First
                            Semester Results" - Bill West

9:– 10a                 Aquaponics - "Comparing Walleye & Tilapia Production to
                          Plant Growth &
Nutrient Removal"  - Chris Hartleb

10 – 10:30a           Trade Show, Break

10:30-10:45           SAE Grant Project at Oconto Falls High School -  John Birr

10:45-11               SAE Grant Project at Waupaca High School  - Alex Orr

11-11:30               Coolwater  - SARE Coolwater Grant at Wilderness Springs
                           - Mike Foster

11:30-noon            Coolwater  - “Improvements in larval yellow perch rearing:
                           effects of diet e
nrichment, photoperiod and culture conditions
                           on larval survival” - Osvaldo Villet



Aquaculture North America

AquaTactics Fish Health

Blue Iris Fish Farm

DLM Plastics

Duluth Nets by H Christiansen Company

Fish Farming News

FreshFlo Corp.

Kasco Marine Inc.

LaCrosse Fish Health Lab


Migratory Bird Management

National Aquaculture Association

Nelson & Pade, Inc.

Pentair Aquatic Ecosystems, Inc.

Roeseler Fish Farm

Rural Mutual Insurance

Roeseler Fish Farm


Skretting USA

DATCP - Something Special from Wisconsin

The Fish Vet Group

The Liner King


UW-Sea Grant

UW-Stevens Point/NADF

Western Chemical

Wisconsin Aquaculture Association

Wisconsin Flowgate & Culvert Co.

Wisconsin State Farmer

YSI, Inc



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%. Complimentary breakfast included.

Standard Room: $82.00+tax Single, $82+tax.00 Double. Please note that the regular rate at this time is $129+

Cutoff Date
Room block and rates are valid from Tuesday, February 28, checking out Sunday, March 5 and will be released on February 17, 2017 (cutoff date extended!).  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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