by Laura Tiu, Okaloosa County Extension Sea Grant Marine Agent
An innovative food production technique is the focus of a new Extension program being offered in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
“Aquaponics in the Panhandle” is an ongoing program designed to provide information and training to aquaponics and aquaculture enthusiasts through workshops, webinars and field trips.
The program is targeted toward hobby-level, backyard or small farm growers.
The series of workshops will offer in-depth training covering different aquaponics methods, aquaponics food production, business aspects and marketing strategies, how to handle and maintain your fish and plants, and much more.
The first meeting was November 20 at the Walton County Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs. The second meeting is December 16 at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview.
Registration is $10 per person. Call 689-5850 to RSVP by December 14. Contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-6197 for questions or comments.