Members of the Ohio and Indiana Chapters of AFS had some "fun" in Muncie, Indiana during the bi-state annual conference February 15 - 17, 2017. Further information about the conference events can be found on the detailed schedule. If you're interested in any of the presentations from the technical sessions, abstracts can be read here. Below are a few snapshots from the meeting.
The meeting kicked off with plenary speaker Dr. Dan Shoup of Oklahoma State University discussing Blue Catfish survey methods and management.
Rounding out the plenary sessions was Dr. Andrew Rypel with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources discussing Wisconsin's fluctuating walleye populations and the current science biologists are using to best manage these fisheries.
The University Alumni Center at Ball State proved to be a great venue for both the speakers and audience.
OCAFS Past-President Chris Mayer modeling a prized item won during the Indiana student subunit raffle.
Tory Gabriel completed his three year term on the OCAFS governing board and received his Past-President plaque at the Chapter's business meeting.
OCAFS conference planning committee chair, Curt Wagner hands a check to Ohio State student Rebecca Dillon for winning the "Best Presentation" award.