Call for Conference Presentations

My name is Kemp and I am Co-Chair for the annual Aquaponics Association conference this September in Hartford, CT.

The word is out! We have some incredible things happening at the organization right now! We have a fully staffed board from all across the country and from all walks of life. We have instituted weekly board calls to bring the Association into compliance and to create a better user experience for our members. In continuing to build on our first quarter success the board has set it’s sights on the yearly Conference and we are actively building out the content that will drive this event.

It is our hope that in delivering a top-tier conference, that we can substantially move Aquaponics forward as a respected, sustainable, and replicable medium.

Are you a commercial grower with a specialty crop?

Are you a STEM teacher with incredible students?

Are you a backyard hobbyist with a great story to tell?

Are you a researcher with groundbreaking aquaponic technology?

We hope to bring the best speakers and ideas to the front this year and we would love to hear from you!

Please submit a proposal if you are a speaker that may be a benefit to our industry or know of someone that would be a great addition to our conference.

CLICK HERE to submit a proposal

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I look forward to hearing from you,

Kemp Bromberg
Putting Up Shoots Conference Co-Chair
Executive Board Member, Aquaponics Association

Carlos Leon; Development of Bio-Engineering for Commercial Aquaponics

Carlos Leon of Acuaponia will discuss the Development of Bio-Engineering for Commercial Aquaponics this September at the Putting Up
Shoots conference. Carlos operates commercial farms in Mexico, and is one of several international speakers at the conference.
Design criteria for aquaponic systems have evolved over the past several years. At first, the focus was just fish and plants. But now, new hybrid systems use biotechnology to incorporate other products.
Carlos will discuss the commercial production of shrimp and algae in aquaponic systems; and the newest technologies that make this possible.
He’ll be presenting in the Commercial Aquaponics learning track. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear about speakers from the Community Aquaponics, STEM Aquaponics, and Aquaponics Research & Food Safety learning tracks.

 

Ken Armstrong; Putting Up Shoots Speaker Spotlight

This September at the Putting Up Shoots conference, Ken Armstrong from Ouroboros Farms will talk about his experience on the front-lines of the aquaponics industry in his presentation, “The Future of Aquaponics Is Now”.

Ken will highlight the history of commercial aquaponics and the Aquaponics Association over the last 6+ years. He’ll also talk about the next frontier of industry growth, aquaponics business ideas, and the proven Ouroboros business model.
Participants will hear what it takes to run a commercial farm, how to approach restaurants, and more about the educational opportunities we provide in both aquaponics and general agricultural methods.
Ken is also interested in how we can all work together to ensure that aquaponics has a bight and profitable future… Teamwork!

House Farm Bill Doesn’t Even Mention Aquaponics

Our Chairman Brian Filipowich has been busy keeping aquaponics in the news.  Check out the article he contributed to UrbanAGNews.com about the 2018 Farm Bill.

“The House Agriculture Committee recently passed its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R.2) to the House floor for consideration. The bill doesn’t even mention sustainable production methods like aquaponics, hydroponics, vertical growing or greenhouse growing…” click on the link to see the full article (urbanagnews.com)


We are working on this and much more to help promote aquaponics as a standard for sustainable and organic growing.

Keep us posted if there is anything you would like to share with us. Sign in to our members area to share your news and posts for the rest of the aquaponics community to be a part of it.

Aquaponics History in the Making!

Aquaponics History in the Making!

To date, collaborative aquaponics work in Europe has been conducted under the umbrella of the EU Aquaponics Hub of the European COST program which is coming to an end this year. Practitioners needed a new organization to continue collaborating and sought the advice of the Aquaponics Association of the U.S.

At the end of the conference the top brains got together to plan the next step, and the EU Aquaponics Association was born!

The attendees appointed Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir from the University of Iceland to be the initial chair of the Association.

 

When the day was over we gathered to celebrate, and the EU growers proved they can party just as well as us in the U.S.

Many attendees of the EU conference expressed interest in attending the U.S. conference in Hartford, CT this September 21-23. Last year in Portland, OR we had representatives from over 10 countries, maybe we can beat that this year in Hartford?

Get your tickets today!