TALK 09:15 am EDT 15 minutes

Aquaponics for Next Generation Science Standards in Elementary Education

forthcoming...
Sam Fleming Sam Fleming
TALK 09:15 am EDT 15 minutes

Brackish Water Research using Mediterranean Fish and Plants

forthcoming
Professor Elena Mente Professor Elena Mente
TALK 09:30 am EDT 15 minutes

Aquaponics for Hands-on STEAM Education

forthcoming
Liz Bowe & Georgie Burruss Liz Bowe & Georgie Burruss
TALK 09:30 am EDT 15 minutes

Recent Developments in Brackish Water Aquaponics at KSU

Recent research into brackish water aquaponics at Kentucky State University has covered a variety of plants and experimental setups. This presentation will summarize all plant species examined including successful and unsuccessful species, cover overall water quality trends, and future research.
Leo Fleckenstein Leo Fleckenstein
TALK 09:45 am EDT 15 minutes

Aquaponics in Next Generation Science Standards for Middle & High School

forthcoming
Djimo Serodio Djimo Serodio
TALK 09:45 am EDT 15 minutes

Mineralization of Fish Waste in Decoupled Aquaponics

In decoupled aquaponics, waste mineralization is a key in eliminating aquaculture discharges while increasing horticultural yields. We conduct experiments of mineralization efficiency in a dual ecosystem prototype (anoxic and aerobic environnement), based on the hypothesis that anoxic environment is more efficient for crushing gross matter and aerobic environment in conversion of organic matter into inorganic matter. Preliminary results shows a certain efficiency after 6 days of treatment and next step will focus on microorganism caracterisation in order to promote its efficiency in fish waste mineralization.
Benjamin Laramee Benjamin Laramee
TALK 10:00 am EDT 15 minutes

STEM Education Project: Designing and Implementing a Hands-On Project-Based Aquaponics Intervention HS Curric.

There is a need for secondary schools to provide more authentic, hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and specifically, project-based investigation (PBI) environments in the classroom that focus on real-world problems relevant to students’ experiences, interest, and lives that manifest the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) following practices they prescribe.
Kenneth R. Thompson Kenneth R. Thompson
TALK 10:15 am EDT 15 minutes

Aquaponics in College Curriculum

forthcoming
Joseph Tetreault Joseph Tetreault
TALK 10:15 am EDT 45 minutes

Growing Your Aquaponics Business with Social Media & Digital Marketing

Social media and digital marketing represent some of the largest opportunities to reach audiences and potential clients for any aquaponics organization. Contrary to many beliefs, creating an online presence doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive to be effective. This presentation will outline tips and advice to help aquaponics business people be successful in the digital realm. Participants will end the session with marketing knowledge that they can begin to implement immediately.
Wyatt Stanford Wyatt Stanford
TALK 10:30 am EDT 15 minutes

Teaching Aquaponics at Tarleton State University

Preventing/solving problems and making decisions concerning lettuce grown in deep water culture and vertical towers, stacked IBC systems, filters, tiger prawns, Mexican scud, composted fish feces, tilapia, wicking beds, black soldier fly larvae, and azolla.
Hennen Cummings, PhD Hennen Cummings, PhD
PANEL 10:45 am EDT 45 minutes

Expanding Aquaponics in Schools

forthcoming
Djimo Serodio Djimo Serodio
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
Sarah Milliken Sarah Milliken
Hennen Cummings, PhD Hennen Cummings, PhD
Dr. Jose-Luis Izursa Dr. Jose-Luis Izursa
Kenneth R. Thompson Kenneth R. Thompson
John Dupuis John Dupuis
FIRESIDE_CHAT 10:45 am EDT 15 minutes

Vertical Aquaponics and Investigation of Aquaponics on Asian Vegetables

The integration of living wall technology into the aquaponics system increases vegetal productivity economic viability. Research has shown that using living walls for growing plants in aquaponics is viable and could be more productive than using a horizontal floating raft system. Greenhouse aquaponics system has a potential to grow Asian vegetables. Growing Asian vegetables in aquaponics system may reduce transport cost and CO2 emission in the environment during transport from the overseas.
Mohammed Khandaker Mohammed Khandaker
Dr Benz Kotzen Dr Benz Kotzen
TALK 11:00 am EDT 30 minutes

Controlled Environmental Agriculture Innovation and Education Center

This presentation will describe the new Controlled Environmental Agriculture Innovation and Education Center (CEAIEC) being developed as a collaboration between Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research located in Danville, Virginia. The CEAIEC is supporting new SmartFarm Innovations programming under the colleges new Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture.
Dr. Michael Schwarz Dr. Michael Schwarz
PANEL 11:30 am EDT 30 minutes

Conference Welcome Session with Message from Sen. Debbie Stabenow

A Warm Welcome and Conference Introduction from the Aquaponics Association, including a Message from Senator Debbie Stabenow! We'll do a quick walkthrough of how the Virtual Conference will operate and cover some logistics like: how do I send a message to another guest? where are my emojis? where are the bathrooms!?!??!
Brian Filipowich Brian Filipowich
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
Kate Wildrick Kate Wildrick
Jonathan Reyes Jonathan Reyes
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
TALK 12:00 pm EDT 45 minutes

The Aquaponic Victory Garden: Renewing an Old Idea for a New Day with 21st Century Magic

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic severely weakened world food chains including in North America. That and the resulting New Normal of Social Distancing galvanized many to grow food at home. Some have sought to bring back the Victory Gardens of the past. A time 75 years ago when millions of families actually fed 40% of the nation from their backyards in support of the World War II effort. Today however, the Victory Garden is more of a symbol than a reality, for few in urban areas have the land needed to grow even the 800 pounds of food that was produced by the average garden back then. Something new is needed to close this gap. Perhaps that new thing is aquaponics. This talk details a case study of how a reimagined Deep Water Aquaponics system made from a simple splash pool grew the hundreds of pounds of food necessary to make the dream of a 21st Century Victory Garden possible in Phoenix Arizona.
George Brooks Ph.D. George Brooks Ph.D.
PANEL 12:30 pm EDT 60 minutes

Tour of Santa Fe Community College Greenhouse with Energy and Microgrid Technology

forthcoming
Pedro Casas Cordero Pedro Casas Cordero
Frank Currie Frank Currie
R. Charlie Shultz R. Charlie Shultz
FIRESIDE_CHAT 12:45 pm EDT 45 minutes

Liberation with Aquaponics in the Middle East

The Session is highlighting a few farms out here in the middle east. This would include a refugee camp, at risk youth site, and a few others. Then we'll have participants send in questions regarding the topic. In this video we may introduce the concept of systemic change and the theory of change within the framework of: inspiration, empowerment and access.
Jonathan Reyes Jonathan Reyes
Daniel Robards Daniel Robards
TALK 01:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

Aquaponics Community Impact Projects

Farm tours of two projects that provide nutritious foods in food desert neighborhoods. The GrowHaus - Where Food is a Right, Not a Privilege, and Mental Health Center of Denver Dahlia Campus for Health and Well Being, where Food is the First Form of Medicine.
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
BOOTH 01:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Chat with Tawnya & JD Sawyer of The Aquaponic Source

Learning about The Aquaponic Source design and consulting services, aquaponic systems for home/hobby, schools, communities and farmers, as well as products and supplies for every aquaponic garden.
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
TALK 01:30 pm EDT 15 minutes

Fundamental and applied research for better aquaponics

During this talk, we would like to present our research laboratory in Belgium. We have been tackling the topic of urban agriculture for about ten years with a special focus on aquaponics. Our research topics are the following: microorganisms in aquaponics (which microorganisms are beneficial ? how can they help fight against plant pathogens ? how can they enhance plant growth and health ?), the recycling of fish sludge in aquaponics to increase the efficient use of nutrients and the SmartAquaponics project (European project with 11 partnerships) which aims at developing a prediction model for aquaponic systems. This model should then be implemented into an app for the formation of aquaponics users and for an easy monitoring of the systems. We rear mainly tilapias but have also conducted experiments with sturgeons and trouts. On the plant side we focus on lettuces.
Mathilde Eck Mathilde Eck
BOOTH 01:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

What Do I Do Now? Talk with Aquaponics AI for advice on technology

Come meet and ask questions to the team at Aquaponics AI.
Daniel Robards Daniel Robards
TALK 01:45 pm EDT 30 minutes

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) for Aquaponics

This presentation provides a review of basic principles in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS); whether for coupled or decoupled systems.
Dr. Michael Schwarz Dr. Michael Schwarz
TALK 02:00 pm EDT 45 minutes

Marketing of Fish Harvests

Marketing of your fish crop can be challenging. Choosing the right species to grow and choosing when and how to market smart can make a difference in your profits and your stress level.
Ken Rust Ken Rust
TALK 02:30 pm EDT 45 minutes

Virtual Tour; Aquaponics at the University of the Nations, Kona, Hawaii

Tour of our system featuring an innovative seedling nursery, use of air lift pump technology, and aeroponics.
Vernon Byrd Vernon Byrd
TALK 02:45 pm EDT 60 minutes

Organic Farming Made Simple

Organic farming is a mission.  You need a healthy crop to feed your family and perhaps the world.  Although very different from food safety, organics still covers many of the same tasks.  Organics Made Simple is a separate program - or for those who prefer, we’ve married the Organics program with GLOBALG.A.P Made Simple. It becomes a singular system that meets the rules of both. Common sense training and programs are what we do.  Welcome to The Farm Plan. Juli Ogden
Juli Ogden Juli Ogden
BOOTH 03:30 pm EDT 120 minutes

Santa Fe Community College Virtual Booth

A Virtual Booth to meet with representatives of Santa Fe Community College
R. Charlie Shultz R. Charlie Shultz
TALK 03:45 pm EDT 30 minutes

Evaporative Greenhouse Coolers

Overview of new evaporative cooler discussing the building process, function, and effectiveness.
Rob Torcellini Rob Torcellini
PANEL 03:45 pm EDT 45 minutes

Aquaponics at the United States Department of Agriculture

This Panel will address two questions: 1) What is the USDA currently doing in relation to aquaponics? and 2) What are opportunities to utilize USDA programs and resources to facilitate the expansion of aquaponics?
Timothy Sullivan, Ph.D. Timothy Sullivan, Ph.D.
Brian Filipowich Brian Filipowich
Angela TenBroeck Angela TenBroeck
Patricia Millner, Ph.D. Patricia Millner, Ph.D.
Katie Naessens Katie Naessens
TALK 04:15 pm EDT 45 minutes

Aone Farm; Wonderland Built on Aquaponics

We upgraded our aquaponic system in 2019 and the new system is more diversified and robust. The new system is 20,000 square feet and full of renovation.
Shumin Wang Shumin Wang
TALK 04:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Our Experience with Decoupled Aquaponic Systems

In this session, participants will hear about Virginia State University's experience with decoupled aquaponics. Also covered will be plant selection for aquaponics systems with emphasis on market potential and production ease.
Chris Mullins Chris Mullins
PANEL 05:00 pm EDT 45 minutes

Neighborhood Aquaponics

We can Cultivate the Future from our own backyards! This panel will discuss the current state and future for residential / neighborhood-scale aquaponics. Community aquaponics focuses on manageable and affordable systems for the common grower.
Sam Fleming Sam Fleming
Yemi Amu Yemi Amu
George Brooks Ph.D. George Brooks Ph.D.
Vernon Byrd Vernon Byrd
Kate Wildrick Kate Wildrick
Thomas Wheet Thomas Wheet
PANEL 05:30 pm EDT 60 minutes

STEM Aquaponics Breakout Discussion

Breakout Discussion
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
TALK 05:45 pm EDT 60 minutes

Community Aquaponics Breakout Discussion

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests discussing their thoughts and ideas about Community Aquaponics.
Kate Wildrick Kate Wildrick
COCKTAIL_HOUR 05:45 pm EDT 60 minutes

Friday Cocktail Hour

Meet New Aquaponics Friends!
TALK 05:45 pm EDT 60 minutes

Breakout Discussion: Aquaponics in the Developing World

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests discussing their thoughts and ideas about aquaponics in the developing world.
Phil Reasons Phil Reasons
TALK 05:45 pm EDT 60 minutes

Breakout Discussion: Aquaponics in Agriculture Extension

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests discussing their thoughts and ideas about aquaponics in the Agriculture Extension System. This is a chance for you to talk about your experience consulting with Ag Extension Offices about aquaponics, and how the aquaponics community can better utilize the Ag Extension system.
Chris Mullins Chris Mullins
PANEL 06:45 pm EDT 45 minutes

The Current Status and Texas-Sized Plans for Aquaponics in Prisons

This session will discuss the status of aquaponics in prisons, and its many benefits. We will also unveil BIG PLANS to expand into more prisons and for the Aquaponics Association's plans for a prison certificate job-training program.
Michael McLeon Michael McLeon
Sam Fleming Sam Fleming
Kate Wildrick Kate Wildrick
TALK 07:30 pm EDT 60 minutes

Does Scientific Research in Aquaponics Meet Industry Needs?

Aquaponics research has increased across the globe over the last 10 years with many institutions and researchers entering the field. A key role of scientific research is to deliver practical, applicable and trustworthy information that assists industry to develop via the adoption of designs, approaches and methods that help the industry to reach multiple goals, including financially sustainable outcomes, educational outcomes, commercial outcomes, etc. This presentation discusses the role of research in the aquaponics industry and attempts to provide a pathway for the viewer to understand what is available to industry from the broad array of research being undertaken. It will also provide an example of the scientific research currently being done in the aquaponics field.
Wilson Lennard, PhD Wilson Lennard, PhD
FIRESIDE_CHAT 09:30 am EDT 30 minutes

Langston University Workshop Welcome & Intro

Welcome to the Langston University Workshop.
Joshua Ringer Joshua Ringer
Yonathan Tilahun Yonathan Tilahun
TALK 09:30 am EDT 30 minutes

Aquaponics and its future demand in India

forthcoming
Dr. Suguna Tummala Dr. Suguna Tummala
FIRESIDE_CHAT 09:30 am EDT 30 minutes

Organic Certification of Aquaponics in the EU

This presentation discusses the organic status of aquaponics in the EU, and the rules that currently hinder its certification as organic. Organic status is seen to require modification in order to provide high quality, sustainable and ethical fish and vegetables.
Lorenzo Fruscella Lorenzo Fruscella
Dr Benz Kotzen Dr Benz Kotzen
PANEL 10:00 am EDT 60 minutes

Basics of the Business of Aquaponics

In this discussion we will go over the basics of the business of aquaponics. We will discuss marketing, social media, commercial or community application, operational cost, agri-tourism, for profit non profit and more.
Dre Taylor Dre Taylor
Melissa Brevetti Ph.D. Melissa Brevetti Ph.D.
Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH
TALK 10:30 am EDT 45 minutes

Unlocking Potential in Aquaponic Data

Unlocking your system data is about understanding the purpose and potential of data. Come talk about how to unlock this potential and see your next step in tracking your system data. We'll cover what a basic setup looks like and how it differs from a commercial IoT solution.
Jonathan Reyes Jonathan Reyes
PANEL 10:30 am EDT 60 minutes

The Many Advantages of Using Soil in Aquaponics

The Many Advantages of Using Soil in Aquaponics
Lorenzo Fruscella Lorenzo Fruscella
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
Dr Benz Kotzen Dr Benz Kotzen
PANEL 11:00 am EDT 60 minutes

State & Federal Regulations for Aquaponics

forthcoming
Dr. Ravi Jadeja Dr. Ravi Jadeja
Dr. Kamal Gosh Dr. Kamal Gosh
TALK 11:00 am EDT 30 minutes

Critical Greenhouse and Aquaponic Design Considerations

Building a successful aquaponic farm is really about planning and considering some of the most important factors before construction begins. This session will review many of these design criteria from site planning, greenhouse, environmental controls, work efficiency, and the aquaponic system.
JD Sawyer JD Sawyer
BOOTH 11:15 am EDT 30 minutes

Aquaponics AI Upcoming Technologies & Features

Come meet and ask questions to the team at Aquaponics AI.
Daniel Robards Daniel Robards
PANEL 12:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

Insect & Pest Management in Aquaponics

Controlling the most common pests in aquaponics systems using sustainable and low impact options. Information will include general identification of common pests, pest biology, and how they may be managed using Integrated Pest Management techniques including biological controls.
Dr. Tracey Payton-Miller Dr. Tracey Payton-Miller
Melissa Brevetti Ph.D. Melissa Brevetti Ph.D.
Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH
PANEL 12:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

How Much Can We Grow?

What percentage of worldwide produce and fish is grown in aquaponic systems? How much more efficient is aquaponics compared to other grow methods? How do aquaponic growers quantify our efficiency and communicate this to the public and policy-makers? This session will slice and dice numbers to determine aquaponics potential for the future of agriculture.
Arvind Venkat Arvind Venkat
Nick Savidov, PhD Nick Savidov, PhD
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
PANEL 12:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Creating the Aquaponics Economy

This Session discusses policies to account for economic externalities and natural capital costs so that aquaponic growers can monetize our efficiency.
Brian Filipowich Brian Filipowich
Dr. Kamal Gosh Dr. Kamal Gosh
Patricia Millner, Ph.D. Patricia Millner, Ph.D.
TALK 12:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Value-Added Products for Aquaponics

With the ongoing pandemic and supplies chains being heavily disrupted. What do we do with extra products. Creating Value added products by teaming up with chef that are shut down or just go it yourself. Turning Basil into pesto. Create lettuce Sauces. Turning products into something that can be used and is able to shelf stable or longer shelf life. Marketing products to restaurants that are open, Give chefs a creative marketable edge to products.
Chef Mathew Morgan Chef Mathew Morgan
PANEL 01:00 pm EDT 60 minutes

The Future of Commercial Aquaponics

This Session will cover the current state of Commercial Aquaponics, and the roadblocks to Commercial Aquaponics growth
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
Jonathan Van Senten, PhD Jonathan Van Senten, PhD
Brian Rusk Brian Rusk
Marc Laberge Marc Laberge
Angela TenBroeck Angela TenBroeck
TALK 01:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Virtual Tour of Aquaponics Greenhouse

forthcoming...
Gary Ledford Gary Ledford
TALK 02:00 pm EDT 15 minutes

Aquaponics in Special Education

forthcoming
Dr. Jose-Luis Izursa Dr. Jose-Luis Izursa
PANEL 02:00 pm EDT 60 minutes

Economics of Aquaponics

Concerns regarding population growth and resource scarcity have led to a recent renaissance of food production research. Over the past few decades, scientists have discovered new and innovative methods for growing food that, cumulatively, may hold the key to feed an ever-increasing world population both efficiently and sustainably. Aquaponics has shown promising as being a sustainable solution for producing food locally in all parts of the world. Although many studies have shown aquaponics food production to be feasible, there are relatively few studies that address the overall technical and economic feasibility of the aquaponics in United States of America. This review study is, therefore, conducted to find out the overall feasibility of aquaponics system in current commercial settings. Current review study showed that Deep-Water Culture system (DWC) and Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) could be the good option to adopt at a commercial scale. Lettuce, herbs, and specialty greens (spi...
Dr. Kamal Gosh Dr. Kamal Gosh
Yonathan Tilahun Yonathan Tilahun
TALK 02:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

The Nutrients Your Aquaponic Plants Need

Roger will cover the basic and not so basic mineral needs of aquaponic plants, show what some of the deficiencies look like and stress the importance of being proactive with mineral supplementation to ensure the best produce is harvested from every system.
Roger Loper Roger Loper
TALK 02:15 pm EDT 15 minutes

The Living Curriculum

The Living Curriculum is an alternative curriculum that does formative assessment without using grades! Learn how to focus more on teaching and less on grading! Learn about the four Principles of the Living Curriculum and why this wonderful curriculum and Aquaponics in the Classroom work so well together. Also see a photo tour of five different Massachusetts schools where I installed Aquaponics units.
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
TALK 02:30 pm EDT 15 minutes

Post Summer Cycling

forthcoming
Djimo Serodio Djimo Serodio
BOOTH 02:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Chat with Tawnya and JD Sawyer From The Aquaponic Source

Learning about The Aquaponic Source design and consulting services, aquaponic systems for home/hobby, schools, communities and farmers, as well as products and supplies for every aquaponic garden.
JD Sawyer JD Sawyer
TALK 02:45 pm EDT 15 minutes

Lessons Learned in Five Years of Aquaponics in the Classroom

From experimental ice cream container grow beds to a larger fully functional DWC system and even a one-of-a-kind aquaponics system on wheels so it can be wheeled anywhere on campus for demonstrations, hear the failures and successes of a HS Science Teacher in his aquaponic adventure.
John Dupuis John Dupuis
TALK 03:00 pm EDT 15 minutes

Fundraising for Aquaponics in Schools

forthcoming
Sam Fleming Sam Fleming
PANEL 03:00 pm EDT 60 minutes

Aquaponics Business Planning (How to Develop)

forthcoming
Kaben Smallwood, JD/MBA Kaben Smallwood, JD/MBA
Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH
Reese Hundley Reese Hundley
TALK 03:15 pm EDT 15 minutes

[email protected] - an Aquaponics Curriculum for Higher Ed. with a Focus on Entrepreneurial and Transferable Skills

The presentation will demonstrate [email protected], an open source curriculum which runs in the Moodle virtual learning environment. Intended for tertiary level teachers who want to introduce basic aquaponics to their students, the Aquaponics Curriculum and the supplementary Entrepreneurial Skills module can be taught either using blended learning or as an instructor-led, cohort-based e-learning course. The demonstration will explain how the various tools in Moodle have been used to encourage a mixture of student dialogue and collaboration, autonomy, critical thinking, and creativity, and to provide instructional scaffolding to support the students as they progress through each module.
Sarah Milliken Sarah Milliken
TALK 03:30 pm EDT 60 minutes

GLOBALG.A.P Made Simple

Imagine a step-by-step food safety system that writes your farm policies, creates logs for each farm process, develops risk assessments based on common and unique problems, stays current with critical updates and rules, provides crop tracking, builds a complete checklist for each task, trains you and your staff in food safety, and includes an open book final exam. That is exactly what we do.  Welcome to The Farm Plan. Juli Ogden
Juli Ogden Juli Ogden
PANEL 04:00 pm EDT 60 minutes

Marketing Plan for Identifiable Products

forthcoming
Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH
Wyatt Stanford Wyatt Stanford
Reese Hundley Reese Hundley
TALK 04:15 pm EDT 30 minutes

Can Aquaponics Change the Developing World

We will air Phil's 2019 Conference Presentation, "Can Aquaponics Change the Developing World", followed by a LIVE Q&A Session with Phil!
Phil Reasons Phil Reasons
TALK 04:30 pm EDT 45 minutes

Improving Aquaponics for Indoor Drug-Type Cannabis Sativa L. Cultivation

Overview of MSc. research at the University of Guelph focusing on improving the root zone environment of a coupled aquaponic system for drug-type Cannabis sativa L. cultivation. Presentation will include a brief summary of the three following experiments: - Aquaponic vs. hydroponic systems for Cannabis sativa L. cultivation; The effects of salt in aquaponic and hydroponic solution for Cannabis sativa L. cultivation; The effects of potassium and micro nutrient supplementation in aquaponic solution for Cannabis sativa L. cultivation.
Brandon Yep Brandon Yep
PANEL 05:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

Virtual Tours of M2M Nile & Symbiotic Aquaponic

forthcoming
Kaben Smallwood, JD/MBA Kaben Smallwood, JD/MBA
Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH Regina Greuel Cook, Ph.D., MPH
Dre Taylor Dre Taylor
Joshua Ringer Joshua Ringer
PANEL 05:30 pm EDT 15 minutes

Langston Workshop Closing

forthcoming
Joshua Ringer Joshua Ringer
Yonathan Tilahun Yonathan Tilahun
COCKTAIL_HOUR 05:45 pm EDT 75 minutes

Commercial Aquaponics Cocktail Party

Meet friends and talk one-on-one about commercial aquaponics!
COCKTAIL_HOUR 05:45 pm EDT 75 minutes

Community Aquaponics Cocktail Party

Meet friends and talk one-on-one about community aquaponics!
TALK 05:45 pm EDT 75 minutes

STEM Education Breakout Discussion

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests discussing their thoughts and ideas about aquaponics in STEM Education.
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
PANEL 06:45 pm EDT 45 minutes

Conference Keynote; Cultivating the Future

forthcoming
Djimo Serodio Djimo Serodio
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
Thomas Wheet Thomas Wheet
Liz Bowe & Georgie Burruss Liz Bowe & Georgie Burruss
PANEL 09:15 am EDT 45 minutes

Wake Up Early with the International Experts!

Aquaponics Association Board Member Jonathan Reyes will moderate a Q&A Session with International Aquaponics Experts!
Jonathan Reyes Jonathan Reyes
Nick Savidov, PhD Nick Savidov, PhD
Brunno Cerozi, PhD Brunno Cerozi, PhD
Professor Elena Mente Professor Elena Mente
Dr. Suguna Tummala Dr. Suguna Tummala
Dr Benz Kotzen Dr Benz Kotzen
TALK 09:30 am EDT 30 minutes

Aquaponics: an Innovative, Sustainable Food Production System

Aquaponics. The future food production system This organic food production system is the most wanted and attention drawing field in the present aquaculture sector Meeting the needs of food production, self employment , income generation and quality health management. Keeping this in attention. Many trials have conducted in static waters and as well in recirculating waters. To suit the present climatic conditions and available resources in this aqua hub region ie. Bhimavaram west godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India and bring in awareness to the farming community
Dr. Suguna Tummala Dr. Suguna Tummala
TALK 09:45 am EDT 60 minutes

Microbial Inoculation to Increase Production & Reduce Pests

Guide to many of the common and successful microbial inoculates used in aquaponics and there benefits. We cover alot of the off the shelf ones as well as some of the easier to make hope brew options as well.
Stephen Raisner Stephen Raisner
TALK 10:30 am EDT 45 minutes

Aquaponics Farming, Food Justice & Environmental Stewardship

Aquaponics can be a powerful tool for environmental stewardship, food security and community engagement in urban communities. Learn how Oko Farms, a NYC's only publicly accessible aquaponics production and education farm utilizes aquaponics farming as a tool for urban farming education and community resilience.
Yemi Amu Yemi Amu
TALK 10:45 am EDT 15 minutes

Becoming the Lettuce Lady of Bella Vita

forthcoming
Amy Falcone Amy Falcone
TALK 11:00 am EDT 45 minutes

Managing Aphids and Spider Mites in Aquaponic and Hydroponic Systems

Managing Aphids and Spider Mites in Aquaponic and Hydroponic Systems.
George "Joe" Pate George "Joe" Pate
TALK 11:15 am EDT 45 minutes

Growing a Food Forest with Aquaponics

Lifting the limitations of Aquaponics. See how to grow a forest of food with a few simple design changes.
Phil Reasons Phil Reasons
PANEL 12:00 pm EDT 60 minutes

The Future of Aquaculture

This panel will review some of the best fish species, filtration and water quality, health management, marketing opportunities and plenty of time to ask the experts.
Ken Rust Ken Rust
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
Michael Timmons, PhD, PE Michael Timmons, PhD, PE
TALK 12:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

Commercial Aquaponics Breakout Discussion; Next Steps

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests to discuss how we can advance Commercial Aquaponics together.
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
TALK 12:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

Community Aquaponics Breakout Discussion; Next Steps

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests to discuss how we can advance Community Aquaponics together.
Kate Wildrick Kate Wildrick
TALK 12:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

Research Aquaponics Breakout Discussion; Next Steps

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests to discuss how we can advance Research Aquaponics together.
Brian Filipowich Brian Filipowich
TALK 12:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

STEM Aquaponics Breakout Discussion; Next Steps

An open Breakout Discussion with up to 8 live guests to discuss how we can advance STEM Aquaponics together.
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
FIRESIDE_CHAT 12:30 pm EDT 45 minutes

Heads Up! Aquaponics Poised To Take on Amazon in 2032

It's hard being a small farmer. Restaurants and grocers can only pay wholesale prices, farmers markets are a time suck (full of competition and only a small segment of the grocery-store market), while farm stands can be among the loneliest places on Earth. What if you could get a retail price by delivering aquaponics lettuce, greens, and herbs directly to people's doors and not only skip the middleman but become the middleman for other farmers? After a 20-week study and over 8,000 survey-question responses, it looks as if aquaponics could constitute the foundation for a whole new way to grow, package, and distribute food while building community, creating jobs, and keeping Jeff Bezos up at night.
Nate Downey Nate Downey
R. Charlie Shultz R. Charlie Shultz
TALK 01:00 pm EDT 60 minutes

Aquaponics Research Advancements at Lethbridge College

forthcoming
Nick Savidov, PhD Nick Savidov, PhD
TALK 01:15 pm EDT 60 minutes

Aquaponic Cannabis Keys to Success

In the last year I have worked on aquaponic cannabis around the world. In that time we have discovered many new advancements in maximizing yields, reducing pests, and further refinements in hot weather climates as well as huge advancements in natural farming research. This is a short summary of many of those points as well as comparison slides between un-supplemented vs supplemented, dual root zone vs non and other hotly debated topics in aquaponic cannabis.
Stephen Raisner Stephen Raisner
BOOTH 01:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Chat with the Founders of Aquaponics AI

Aquaponics AI is the leading IoT and aquaponic tracking dashboard software for aquaponic growers. Come ask any questions you have on tracking data, understanding your system, and even get ideas on next steps.
Jonathan Reyes Jonathan Reyes
TALK 01:45 pm EDT 60 minutes

Food Safety Un-Scrambled

Which food safety program is best for your farm?  How about FSMA, the Food Safety Modernization Act that is US law?  Does it apply to you?  People say organic certification is the way to go but what does that really take?  With too many choices you head online to research but that left you even more confused.  We have done that, and a vast deal more, for you. Welcome to the Good, the Bad and the Reality of Food Safety. Welcome to The Farm Plan. Juli Ogden
Juli Ogden Juli Ogden
TALK 02:00 pm EDT 30 minutes

Taking the Leap! Starting a Small-Scale Commercial Aquaponics Farm in the Pacific Northwest

Starting a commercial aquaponics farm is not for the faint-hearted. There are difficulties, challenges, and expenses at every step along the path to success. The more we learn, understand, and share with one another, the more prepared we can be to face those challenges. In this presentation I will give an overview of our brand new aquaponics farm: FarmWild, and talk about our entrance into small-scale commercial aquaponics farming. I’ll talk about the decisions we’ve made along the way, the costs of scaling up, and the numerous challenges we’ve faced so far. I’ll also highlight some of our small successes to date and pitch our potential to achieve more successes in the near future.
Brian Rusk Brian Rusk
TALK 02:00 pm EDT 15 minutes

Evaluating the Power of Humic Substances to Improve Iron Bioavailability in Aquaponic Systems

Plants grown in aquaponics frequently develop iron deficiency, which is generally corrected via supplementation with iron chelates. However, the solid waste excreted by fish contains considerable amounts iron, which are lost in the system by precipitation of insoluble iron oxides. In this presentation, we will explore the use of fulvic acid (FA), a humic substance with metal complexing capacity, to prevent iron precipitation and enhance its bioavailability in the aquaponics nutrient solution.
Brunno Cerozi, PhD Brunno Cerozi, PhD
PANEL 02:15 pm EDT 45 minutes

Aquaponics Research Panel

forthcoming
Brian Filipowich Brian Filipowich
Dr Benz Kotzen Dr Benz Kotzen
Wilson Lennard, PhD Wilson Lennard, PhD
TALK 02:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

COVID Impacts on Aquaculture, Aquaponics, and Allied Businesses

Results of an ongoing study to assess and quantify the impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses. Findings show that the industry has suffered negative impacts, primarily in the form of lost sales/revenue, labor effects, and challenges with production. Results point to longer term economic challenges as a result of COVID-19 related disruptions.
Jonathan Van Senten, PhD Jonathan Van Senten, PhD
PANEL 03:00 pm EDT 45 minutes

Aquaponics and the Organic Label

What is the importance of the Organic Label to aquaponics' growth? What do we have to do to retain our Organic status?
Juli Ogden Juli Ogden
Lee Frankel Lee Frankel
R. Charlie Shultz R. Charlie Shultz
Angela Caporelli Angela Caporelli
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
TALK 03:15 pm EDT 30 minutes

Microbial Digestion for Hydroponic Nutrients

This presentation will detail the results of completed research on utilizing lab-scaled anaerobic batch reactors to treat RAS effluent, and the potential of the treated solution to be utilized as a hydroponic/aquaponic fertilizer.
Joseph Tetreault Joseph Tetreault
TALK 03:45 pm EDT 45 minutes

The Nitrogen Paradox- Moving Away From UVI Practices and Towards A Better-balanced System for Commercial Operations

Farmers know that maintaining a profitable business can be a lot of work, and every input matters. Standard practices based on research conducted at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) promote the use of high feeding rates per plant density (60-100 g/m2/day). High feeding rates lead to increased nitrogen levels in the system, which results in decreased quality of leafy greens, increases pest susceptibility, and in extreme cases, even toxicity to humans. Currently, It is suggested for farmers to degas the excess nitrogen in the system; however, this may waste valuable resources, which results in higher operating costs and environmental impact. This presentation will discuss the impact of overfeeding on aquaponic operations and suggest alternative production strategies to improve operational efficiency.
George "Joe" Pate George "Joe" Pate
TALK 04:30 pm EDT 30 minutes

Non-Halophyte Brassicaceae Species in Brackish Aquaponics

Brackish water aquaponics offers a means of reducing effluent waste discharge, which is a challenge for inland shrimp production. Brassicaceae species including kale and mustard are being explored for suitability in brackish water aquaponics, with trials focusing on salinity tolerance, nitrate uptake and tolerance to reused shrimp water.
Jill Fisk Jill Fisk
PANEL 04:30 pm EDT 60 minutes

Where Do We Grow From Here?

Brian Filipowich Brian Filipowich
Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME Ed (Aquaeddie) Tivnan, ME
Tawnya Sawyer Tawnya Sawyer
Kate Wildrick Kate Wildrick
Jonathan Reyes Jonathan Reyes