Aquaponics Workshop

West Virginia University Extension Service will host an aquaponics workshop at Reymann Memorial Farm near Wardensville, W Va., on Friday, September 27, 2013. This workshop will convey practical understanding of aquaponics and highlight a cold flowing water aquaponic demonstration system.

Farmed fish release nutrients into the water creating an opportunity for aquaponic of plants in the water leaving the fish tank. At Reymann Memorial Farm, specialists have shown this approach works in a spring fed flowing water system producing trout. Most other aquaponic systems are warm water recirculating systems. The system at Reymann is a cold flow-through system. Though nutrient concentration of the water coming from the trout raceway is quite low, a variety of cool weather plants and salad greens have grown well on rafts.

Download a brochure about the September 27, 2013 Aquaponics Workshop. (PDF)


Participants must register in advance. Space is limited to 25 participants. There is a $20 fee for each participant. Advance payment may be in cash, by check or with a credit card. Only cash or check will be accepted the day of the meeting.

Download the registration form to participate in the September 27, 2013 Aquaponics Workshop. (PDF)

To register and arrange payment please contact:

Heather Grimes
West Virginia University
2076 Ag Sciences Building
PO Box 6108
Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Phone: 304-816-0663

Program Outline

  • Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m.
  • Introduction to Aquaponics
  • Components of a Cold Flowing Water Aquaponic System
  • Fish Production in the System
  • Lunch Provided
  • Plant Production in the System
  • Water Quality in the System
  • Tour of the Facility (Completed at 4 p.m.)


For more information about the event or Aquaponics in the Cold Flowing Water System at Reymann Memorial Farm, contact: Ken Semmens, Extension Specialist, Aquaculture, by e-mail or by phoning 304-293-2657.