aquaculture http://iowapublicradio.org en Cousins raise fish in former hog barn http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cousins-raise-fish-former-hog-barn <p>Cousins and long-time business partners Jeff and Mark Nelson have immersed&nbsp; themselves in aquaculture. They're growing fish in a part of the country where pork is king. They've converted a former hog confinement building into a farm-raised fish venture called Iowa's First.&nbsp; They have eighteen,&nbsp;ten thousand gallon tanks filled with hybrid bass which they ship to restaurants all over the country. The Nelsons are also experimenting with growing shrimp. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:42:18 +0000 Pat Blank 22796 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cousins raise fish in former hog barn Horticulture Day: Fresh Fish and Veggies http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-fresh-fish-and-veggies <p>Fish and fresh veggies make an appealing paring for dinner, but they can also be a great duo in the greenhouse.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses <a href="http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/Travis/aquaponic.pdf">aquaponics</a>, which is the growing of crops with nutrient rich waste water from fish farming.&nbsp; Iowa State University Extension fisheries specialist <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/author/allen-pattillo">Allen Pattillo</a> and horticulturist <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/author/richard-jauron">Richard Jauron</a> join the program.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:45:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 21325 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Fresh Fish and Veggies