The Farmory, which is in partnership with UW-Green Bay, is making a difference in the Green Bay community in many different ways, from providing fresh perch to giving volunteers the opportunity to learn about aquaculture and hydroponics. Ken Webb, a research associate with Natural and Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay, is overseeing the project. Read more from the Compass News.
Roger Bindl, as a part of his video series on Aquaponics in Wisconsin, has released two videos about UW-Green Bay and The Farmory. The partnership primarily focuses on opening Wisconsin’s first research-based, full-scale year-round commercial fish hatchery. Watch a visit with The Farmory and The Farmory working to hatch perch.
Aquaponics in Wisconsin – A visit with The Farmory
Aquaponics in Wisconsin – The Farmory working to hatch perch
The partnership between UW-Green Bay and The Farmory is working to breed yellow perch. The hope is that the project will be able to reduce the cost of fish fry dinners while also increasing the quality. As well, the project allows young people to become involved in locally-sourced food options. Read the full story in Outdoor News.
Researchers in Green Bay hope to reduce the cost of Wisconsin’s traditional Friday night fish fry by working with The Farmory to set up breeding tanks for the popular yellow perch, which is becoming hard to find in the wild. UW-Green Bay researcher Ken Webb is proud to report that the perch grown at The Farmory will actually be yellow perch, versus what he referred to as an imported knockoff. Read the full story.
Before the end of the year, Green Bay will have the first researched-based, year-round commercial fish hatchery in the state thanks to UW-Green Bay and The Farmory. UW-Green Bay researcher Ken Webb spoke with WHBY.