Based on ABC-1 students’ feedback, aquaculture team, in collaboration with business team and horticulture team, at OSU South Centers, and in partnership with OAA, University of Wisconsin –SP, wrote and submitted a ABC-2 proposal in early 2016 and got funded in August by USDA-NIFA to continue ABC program. ABC-2 is offering new and innovative hands-on teaching techniques and topics that were developed following results and feedback from ABC-1. A key addition to ABC-2 is the inclusion of aquaponics. This expansion is a direct result of strong interest from Ohio and the North Central Region. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge and hands-on experience to successfully operate a sustainable aquaculture or aquaponics business. OSU looks forward to seeing the expansion of aquaculture and aquaponics as a result of this program.