Our GLAC presentations are grouped by Business, Cooking Seafood, Fish Biology, Marketing, and Production Methods.


Video of the Month

We’re excited to announce a new feature of the GLAC website called Video of the Month! Each month we will feature an informational video that addresses the needs of new or aspiring fish farmers in the Great Lakes region. We hope you’ll check in monthly to view our new selections!

January 2022 Video of the Month
Title: Aquaculture System Types and Species in the North Central Region
Presenter: Emma Wiermaa, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Wisconsin Sea Grant.
Sponsoring organization(s): University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility and Wisconsin Sea Grant.
Description: This video presentation was part of Great Lakes Aquaculture Days 2020, sponsored by GLAC. It was among the highest rated presentations from the event. This 18-minute video highlights the variety of aquaculture systems used in the Great Lakes region with specific comments on each system.
Target audience: This video may be of greatest interest to folks exploring aquaculture as a potential business or new farmers trying to determine which production system may work best for their farm.

Business

Fishy Finances: Tips for Funding your Fish Farm
Presenter: Joan Benjamin, farmer rancher grant program coordinator and associate regional coordinator, North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).
Date: November 17, 2021; Steve Nehrig, Farm Credit Mid-America; Tim Sullivan, national program leader of animal production systems, USDA NIFA.
Link to flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant extension educator and aquaculture & LEARN coordinator.
Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

Aquaculture Business Planning 101: Aquaculture Can Be Successful But …
Presenter: Carole Engle, Engle-Stone Aquatic$ LLC
Date: October 27, 2020
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Stuart Carlton, assistant director, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

Great Lakes Aquaculture Day (GLAD)
Date:
October 10, 2020
GLAD agenda and session webinar recordings

Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic
Date: April 3, 2020
Factsheet
Link to recording of webinar

Cooking Seafood

Fish to Fork: Grilling in the Great Lakes
Presenters: Lauren Jescovitch, Michigan Sea Grant, Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant, Sharon Moen, Wisconsin Sea Grant.
Date: June 23, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant, wright.1128@osu.edu

Fish to Fork: Cooking Great Lakes Fish
Presenters: Peter Fritsch, Rushing Waters Fisheries, Titus Seilheimer, Wisconsin Sea Grant.
Date: April 28, 2021
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, aquaculture extension educator, Ohio Sea Grant

Fish Biology

Fish Health in the Midwest
Presenters: Jennifer Kinney, Four County Veterinary Services, Stephen Reichley, Mississippi State University
Date: April 17, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Matthew Smith, extension aquaculture program director, Ohio State University, CFAES

Fish Health on the Farm: What Can I Do and Resources When It’s Beyond Me
Presenters: Bob Rode, Purdue University, Myron Kebus, State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and William Keleher, Kennebec River Biosciences
Date: September 22, 2021
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Nicole Wright, Ohio Sea Grant extension educator, wright.1128@osu.edu.

Marketing

What Buyers Want: Exploring Market Channels
Presenters: Stacy Schultz, Fortune Fish, Chef Jeff, Fox Valley Tech, Paul Hitchens, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Date:
April 20, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Transparency From Farm to Market
Presenters: Jeff Waite and Angie Snyder, USDA Agricultural Marketing
Date: March 24, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Foodfish Markets: Identifying and Approaching Buyers
Presenters:
Amy Shambach, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Doug and Jenni Blackburn, Fresh Harvest Farm, Ivory Harlow, Ohio Farm Bureau, Kwamena Quagrainie, Purdue University
Date:
March 13, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Matt Smith, extension aquaculture program director, Ohio State University, CFAES

Taking Seafood Social: Sharing your story and making connections through online platforms
Presenter
: Lisa D. Tossey, Maryland Sea Grant
Date: December 15, 2020
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar

Tips & Resources
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Host: Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative (GLAC)

So You Want to Sell Your Fish? Here’s Your Checklist
Presenter: Kwamena Quagrainie, Purdue University
Date: November 24, 2020
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Production Methods

Alternative Production Systems: In-Pond Raceways
Presenter: Jesse Chappell, retired, Auburn University
Date: 
April 23, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar
Contact: National Aquaculture Association, naa@thenaa.net

Largemouth Bass Workshop
Presenters:
James Tidwell and Shawn Coyle, Kentucky State University, Giovanni Molinari and Paul Hitchens, Southern Illinois University
Date: April 24, 2021
Flyer
Link to recording of webinar (1)
Link to recording of webinar (2)
Link to recording of webinar (3)
Link to recording of webinar (4)

Contact: Amy Shambach, aquaculture marketing outreach associate, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.