July 19, 2014
On Saturday, July 19, Star Prairie Trout Farm will be participating with scheduled activities as part of Aquaculture Day. Star Prairie Trout Farm is the oldest operating fish farm in the state, having hatchery operations dating back in 1856. Currently they have thirty one ponds/raceways, in addition to their hatchery operations that hatch over 300,000 fish each year.
Fee fishing will open from 11a to 7p with special events throughout the day. From noon to 2pm. there will be “behind the scenes” tours, cooking demo and food sampling, Gyotaku fish prints for the first 60 kids and kids can have fun at Fish Pond prize game. Bring the family, catch some trout, have a picnic and have fun! For more details, visit www.wisconsinaquaculture.com, under “Events”.
“This is a great event for Wisconsin farmers to invite the public to their farms to spend the day learning about aquaculture and the benefits of using farmed raised fish for their families. Kids and adults alike will learn how aquaculture provides local healthy food, and improves the state’s economy, local communities and recreational opportunities,” stated Jeff Taylor, board director of the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association and general manager of Star Prairie Trout Farm.