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Who's doing aquaponics in NWA?

 
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So I'm brand new here... post #1. Over the winter, I was introduced to aquaponics via a video shared by a friend. Which led to more videos. It has me intrigued. I am looking for a location in NWA or River Valley that I may go and witness a system at work. Videos are great, but you can't have a legit question answer session with a video, and there's not much listed online with an "Arkansas Aquaponic Farm" search. I'm looking to learn. Can someone here point me in the right direction? Name, email, phone...anything? Thanks in advance.
 
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I added your thread to the 'aquaponics' forum...might get some input. I don't know of anyplace anywhere in the state, but I am sure there must be folks doing this on a small scale...it just may be difficult to find them.
 
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There's at least one guy in NWA doing it. The aquaponics mainly serve to create input for growing baby salads, which he sells to restaurants.

I don't recall where, and I never even met him myself. I'll PM you my friend's phone and email. Ask Chris about the aquaponics guy, and I'll bet he'll be able to connect you. I got the impression the guy was pretty pleased with it and open to showing it off. But again, never met him myself.
 
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Your title is rather cryptic. The only time I remember hearing of NWA, they were a gangsta rap group.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Your title is rather cryptic. The only time I remember hearing of NWA, they were a gangsta rap group.



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Hey all, first post on the site! I don't know about any for-profit farmers, but Conway's FFA has an aquaponics system to feed their goats. Can't remember the woman who heads the animals side of the program, but I want to say the ag/plant side is run by Mr. Romeo...
 
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Sean Ott wrote:Hey all, first post on the site! I don't know about any for-profit farmers, but Conway's FFA has an aquaponics system to feed their goats. Can't remember the woman who heads the animals side of the program, but I want to say the ag/plant side is run by Mr. Romeo...



Welcome to permies Sean. Here's Mr Romeo. --- http://cacc.conwayschools.org/agriculture.html --- Only $30 per year for a wealth of knowledge from FFA.
 
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I know this is bordering on 'gravedigging' but I noticed someone selling a kit on the fayetteville, Ar craigslist the other night when I was looking for large capacity rainwater storage barrels. I believe the guy was selling a full setup for $500 but I imagine he might point you to some resources if he was unwilling to do so for free.
 
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I don't know if your still looking but I have a small aquaponic system running in a 10x20 greenhouse doing great im not in nwa but im not to far from ft. smith about an hr or so south
 
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hey Josh,
We have a small aquaponics system set up right now to learn on prior to setting up a big system. You are welcome to come see ours. Can also give you the name of at least 3 other people in nwa that have small systems they would be happy to show you. message me if you are interested.
 
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