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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
THURSDAY, March 2
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
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - UPDATED 1/25/17
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
6:30—? Reception/Silent Auction
SATURDAY, March 4
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 enrichment, photoperiod and culture conditions
on larval survival” - Osvaldo Villet
Aquaculture North America
AquaTactics Fish Health
Blue Iris Fish Farm
Duluth Nets by H Christiansen Company
Fish Farming News
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
DATCP - Something Special from Wisconsin
The Fish Vet Group
The Liner King
Wisconsin Aquaculture Association
Wisconsin Flowgate & Culvert Co.
Wisconsin State Farmer
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+
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.
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
42” LCD HD television
Libby McNeill’s Restaurant and Bar
Complimentary shuttle to local businesses within 10 mile radius
Year-round outdoor sauna
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.