Program & Schedule

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Friday, January 7, 2022

8:00 am – 11:30 am

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Trade Show registration and Exhibit set up

*Conference Welcome and Trade Show Opening

General Program Session

*Break / Trade Show Networking

General Program Session

Featured Speaker Presentation (Exhibit hall closed)

*Reception (in Exhibit Hall)

Saturday, January 8, 2022

7:30 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

*Hot breakfast (in Exhibit Hall)

Concurrent Program Sessions  

*Networking and Trade Show Break

Concurrent Program Sessions

*Lunch (in Exhibit Hall)

Concurrent Program Sessions

Exhibit Breakdown

*All meals and breaks are provided with registration.  A ticket to the Friday night reception is also included with registration, and there are guest tickets available for purchase.

Conference Program

FRIDAY GENERAL SESSION

  • The State of Virginia Aquaculture
  • State and Federal Grant Opportunities for Producers
  • New Changes to Federal Crop Insurance
  • Other Risk Protection Tools  – Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) & Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) *includes shellfish

 

SATURDAY CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Bivalve Shellfish  

  • Update on VIMS’ new research hatchery facilities (Acuff Aquaculture Center and Eastern Shore Lab Hatchery)
  • Recirculating Aquaculture System Application in a Virginia Oyster Hatchery
  • Biosecure Interstate Seed Commerce – what growers & hatcheries need to know
  • Climate Change and Aquaculture
  • Ask a Regulator  (open forum)
  • Rapid Fire Research  – 6 graduate student presentations on relevant research
  • Grower Panel (TBD)
  • New Opportunities for Industry Ecommerce Support
  • SAV and Aquaculture

VA Aquaculture  (Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Finfish)

  • Program Updates (Va Dept. Wildlife Resources, VSU, VT-Virginia Seafood AREC, VSAREC – SEAMaR, Virginia Tech, IALR)
  • Industry Updates
  • United Sorghum Checkoff Program – SmartFeeds Programming
  • Assessing the Economic Impact of the Virginia Seafood Industry
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