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Catfish Festival April 7 in Wrightsville


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Catfish production is becoming big business in Georgia. It will be fun, too, at the Catfish Festival and Trade Show April 7 in Wrightsville, Ga.
The Catfish Festival and Trade Show will bring a day of fun, fins and fenders to Wrightsville, Ga., April 7.

The celebration will include an arts-and-crafts fair, motorcycle and antique car shows and plenty of entertainment and good food, including (of course) fried catfish.

The trade show will be at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Highway 15 south of Wrightsville. Companies from all over the Southeast will display catfish equipment, feeds and supplies from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seminar Is Serious

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a seminar will focus on commercial catfish production. Classes on building ponds and raising catfish will include a look at the NWAC-103, Mississippi's new fast-growing catfish.

To learn more about the Catfish Festival and Trade Show, call Mark Crosby (912-864-3373) at the Johnson County office of the University of Georgia Extension Service. Or e-mail him at pmc@uga.edu.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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