Through a partnership between dining services and Auburn professors tilapia is being grown on campus in an aquaponic fish house The tilapia are used in dining services

Through a partnership between dining services and Auburn professors, tilapia is being grown on campus in an aquaponic fish house. The tilapia are used in dining services.

Auburn taking local to a whole new level

Creating a closed-loop system, the university is growing tilapia and cucumbers that are used in the dining services program.

Students at Auburn University in Alabama enjoy an array of dining establishments emphasizing fresh, local foods, thanks to a partnership between on-campus Tiger Dining and contractor Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services. Those students enjoying a meal, however, might not realize just how fresh the tilapia and cucumbers on their plate really are.

The E.W. Shell Fisheries Center, a 1,800-acre research station dotted with earthen fishponds and buildings housing laboratory an

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