From Fish to Greens: Discover the Sustainable Solution of Aquaponics for Feeding the World

As the world population continues to grow, we face a critical challenge of how to provide enough food to feed everyone in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. According to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we need to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, and promote gender equality, among other goals, by 2030. Aquaponics is a potential solution to help achieve these goals by providing a sustainable and efficient method of food production.

· Ethan Otto

Russell Henry joins us as our resident Marketing Advisor

FarmHub is excited to announce Russell Henry as our new Marketing Advisor! Russell is the founder of HDC digital and has somehow managed to wrestle 3 young boys while animating and designing buildings and digital media. His family is inspirationally sustainable, even in the midst of the chaos of daily life. He is ready to take Aquaponics to the next level as an industry. It takes fresh eyes to bring new styles of marketing, inspiration and direction to an industry.

· Jonathan Reyes

Meet Maia: The Sensor Inspired by Jordanian Youth

Not many of you will know this, but our early beginnings as a company were rooted deep in the heart of the Middle East. We created aquaponic farms that impacted communities by decentralizing/localizing the food supply chain, improving the nutrients of food, providing jobs, and transforming how we view food. In this story of liberation, we found an amazing center for youth with disabilities. This center helps youth with various disabilities get invaluable workforce training and personal development support.

· Jonathan Reyes

Joe Pate joins FarmHub as our Scientific Advisor

FarmHub is excited to announce Joe Pate as our new Scientific Advisor! Joe Pate is the founder of Regen Aquaculture and has lots of experience installing farms, running commerical systems, and dealing with just about every aspect of designing productive and regenerative farms. We’re very excited about what this means for you, our customers. We are preparing trainings, insights, calculators, tools, resources and so much more. Our goal is to make sure you have everything you need to scale and unleash your farm.

· Jonathan Reyes

The Secret Behind Choosing Necessary Technology that Supports Your FarmOps

What are the most common sensors at hydroponic farms? What sensor should I buy for my aquaponics system? What parameters do you monitor in an aquaponics system? These are all pressing & valid questions. What we want to look at today is a thought framework that can help you answer all of these questions and more. It does require that you want to think about the situation, your goals, and the future of your farm.

· Jonathan Reyes

Analyzing Your Aquaponics System with the Data Explorer

Visualizing data has forever been challenging– and the process of wrangling all your data can leave you super frustrated. I would imagine that is the reason most people don’t like gathering data. Well, those days are over. We are proud to release the brand new Data Explorer! A new feature on the FarmHub farming dashboard equipping you with the power to compare your notebooks and unlock insights from your farm.

· Jonathan Reyes

Scaling Your Aquaponics System Design & Consulting Business

Whether your working in Aquaponics, Hydroponics, or Aquaculture, you’re going to want to ensure that your customers are long term advocates for your services. As a consultant, your advice goes a long way to ensuring their success. As a system designer, you know that once a system is built there are still things that go wrong and TONS of things that are learned along the way. This raises the question: How do you ensure customer success when they’re far away and out of touch?

· Jonathan Reyes

Why Grow Using Aquaponic Systems?

Aquaponic and Aquaculture Aquaculture, and subsequently aquaponics, is a major market opportunity available for domestic seafood producers. According to the 2019 Fisheries of the United States Report, seafood accounted for a 16.8-billion-dollar trade deficit in the United States, which is second only to oil and natural gas. This shocking statistic reflects a lack of domestic fish production and an over-reliance on wild fish populations. Fish consumption in North America is expected to increase by 20% in the next 20 years.

· Julianne Grenn

Partnering with MMI Labs to bring lab testing to aquaponic, hydroponic and aquaculture systems

Aquaponics systems thrive or die based on their ability to handle nature’s challenges. Nature’s challenges include balancing temperature, pH, oxygen-level, nutrients, nitrogen and alkalinity. An efficient approach to overcoming these challenges is through laboratory testing. This is where MMI Labs comes in to help you optimize your system’s performance before things get out of hand. You don’t need to purchase equipment or chemicals because the lab does it for you. The best part is that they take care of the leg work involved with testing and provide simple-to-understand analytics.

· Jonathan Reyes

Tracking Fish Weight, Length and Growth in Aquaponic Systems

Aquaponic systems require producers to track fish, plant, and system data. These components work together and depend upon each other to form a successful aquaponic operation. Specific factors while monitoring fish are tracking weight and length. Tracking these averages of a fish class is important because the measurements are an indicator of fish and system wellbeing. Other reasons for tracking these measurements include health indications, known growth rates, and business planning.

· Julianne Grenn