If you are a farmer wanting to know about fish or shrimp farming, or a student interested in our Minor or Master’s programs,  we are interested in you.

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Dr. Jim Tidwell, Chair of the Division of Aquaculture

Hello, and thank you for checking out Kentucky State University’s Division of Aquaculture within the College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems. If you are a farmer wanting to know about fish or shrimp farming, or a student interested in our academic programs or online courses, we are interested in you. Please let us know how we may assist you.

Dr. Jim Tidwell, Chair of the Division of Aquaculture

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History

The Division of Aquaculture was initiated in the mid-1980′s. Originally it was exclusively dedicated to research and extension activities. However, in 1990 the first course was offered on an experimental basis. By 1992 an undergraduate minor in Aquaculture/Aquatic Science was first available, and in 1999 the Council on Post-Secondary Education approved KSU to offer a Master of Science Degree in Aquaculture/Aquatic Science.

Until the establishment of the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems, the Division of Aquaculture was the only program at KSU that addressed all three of the traditional Land Grant university roles: research, teaching, and extension. The Division has class offerings over the full spectrum of aquaculture, including reproduction, nutrition, water quality, physiology, production systems, economics and marketing, and fish disease. The Division also offers online classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Contact

James H. Tidwell, Ph.D.
Division of Aquaculture
Aquaculture Research Center
103 Athletic Dr.
Frankfort, Ky. 40601

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