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April 16, 2004

Purdue program offers insight into raising yellow perch

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College will co-sponsor an April 27 seminar about the benefits associated with raising yellow perch.

The videoconference, which can be viewed at sites around the state, will begin at 7 p.m.

"Any producer interested in learning the details of growing yellow perch and why perch may be so profitable is encouraged to attend this program," said Charles Felkner, Purdue Extension aquaculture educator.

Program presenters include Laura Tiu, aquaculture specialist, and Geoff Valant, research associate, both of Ohio State University. They will present information on production aspects of growing yellow perch.

The presentation will include information on business planning and economics, spawning and fingerling production, production and management systems, and marketing and processing.

Program sites include:

• Decatur County Extension Office, Greensburg.

• Hendricks County Fairgrounds Community Building dining room, Danville.

• Harrison County Extension Office, Corydon.

• Pinney-Purdue Agricultural Center in Wanatah.

• Southeast-Purdue Agricultural Center, Butlerville.

• Perry County Extension Office, Cannelton.

• Wells County Community Center at the 4-H Park, Bluffton.

• Jay County Extension Office, Portland.

• Vanderburgh County Extension Office, Evansville.

• Marshall County Extension Office, Plymouth.

• Purdue University Agricultural Administration Building Room 212, West Lafayette.

For information on attending the Purdue site, call (888) 398-4636. For more information on the program and other program sites, contact Felkner, (765) 412-2134, cfelkner@purdue.edu.

Writer: Meggie Issler, (765) 494-8402, missler@purdue.edu

Source: Charles Felkner, (765) 412-2134, cfelkner@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722; Beth Forbes, bforbes@aes.purdue.edu
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