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Pond management workshops set for March and April

Friday, 03 14, 2014

Dave Baker
1-800-858-1549, ext. 4454

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Landowners can learn more about managing their ponds for farm, recreational or small-scale aquaculture use at two special workshops scheduled for March 22 in Leitchfield and April 12 in Frankfort. The workshops are free and open to the public.

Experts from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Kentucky State University will provide an overview of fish management, keeping fish alive and healthy, water quality and nutritional needs of fish in existing ponds. Presenters will also discuss pond site selection and proper construction.

In addition, participants can learn about small-scale and recreational aquaculture for catfish and shrimp.

Preregistration is not required. However, only those participants who preregister for either workshop are assured of receiving all workshop materials.

The Leitchfield workshop will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to noon (Central time) at the Grayson County Extension Office, 123 Commerce Drive. The Frankfort workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon (Eastern time) at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court.

For more information or to preregister, contact Dr. William A. Wurts at (270) 365-7541, Ext. 200, or wwurts@uky.edu; Forrest Wynne at (270) 247-2334 or fwynne@uky.edu; or Keenan Bishop at (502) 695-9035 or kbishop@uky.edu.