The Aquaponic Farming Experience
3 Day Advanced Course

may 17-19, 2019

july 19-21, 2019

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019

OCTOBER 27-29, 2019

Aquaponic Hybrid System

Aquaponic Hybrid System

benefit from our journey that has taken us From farmers markets to Brew Pubs to 3 Michelin Starred Restaurants.

This experience is a combination of classwork and hands-on Aquaponic Farming Experience at our 23,000 sqft, 60,000 gallon Aquaponics Farm and Educational Center. No other training available in the market provides you the opportunity to experience hands on operation of successful urban commercial Aquaponics farm, with the actual farmers.  We've been living it for the past 7+ years, we'd love to share our experience with you.

Cost per person: $995 ($895 Early Bird before the 1st of Month’s class)

Includes Table at the Farm Dinner Saturday Night 

  Dinner @ The Farm

Join us and Chef Norman Tiedemann for a culinary journey though our farm.  On Saturday night of the training we will serve you a 3 course meal at the farm, highlighting fish and produce from our farm harvested fresh that day by the course participants. 

CURRICULUM

AQUAPONIC SYSTEM TYPES, COMPONENTS, DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE

DWC • Media • NFT • Wicking • Hybrid System Design and Management • Aeration • Plumbing • Pumps • Filtration

Nitrogen Cycle • The Eco-System • Cycling • Water Quality and Monitoring • Water Sources • AgTech

FISH PRODUCTION

Stocking rates • Species Selection • Feed Rates to Plant Area

Feeding • Handling • Harvesting • Selling

PLANT PRODUCTION

Seedling Production • Planting Schedules • Harvesting • Nutrient Needs and Optimal Levels

Disease and Insect Control • Beneficial Insects

MARKETING AND SALES

Direct Restaurant Sales • Farmer's Markets • CSA • Farm Stand • Online Sales • Produce Distributors

Production Estimates • Value Added • Local & Precision Agriculture • Custom Growing

THE BUSINESS OF AQUAPONIC FARMING

Operational Costs • Labor • Feed • Electricity • Water • Rent • Insurance • Permits • Personal Planning • Business Planning

Taxes • Bookeeping • Employees • Organic Certification • FSMA

HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION

Fish Handling and Harvesting • Water Quality Testing • Seeding • Planting • Plant Harvesting