One woman’s view on what it takes to make it in the Aquaponics farming industry
Growing food on a commercial scale takes a lot of hard work, preparation and planning. Over the last few years, the Aquaponics industry has grown leaps and bounds. With growth have come both challenges and rewards. If you are prepared to meet those challenges, then it is possible to build a sustainable business, if not then you may want to reconsider growing food on a commercial basis.
In March of 2014 the ASC magazine featured a story about Green Acre Aquaponics. In the article Gina Cavaliero gave us her views on why Green Acre Aquaponics has been successful in the Aquaponics industry. Gina says “At the time we began our Aquaponics farm, we found little useful data and guidance on how to operate a truly profitable farming venture. We had taken some classes and done much research and while we amassed pointers and tips to get underway, we still seriously lacked the instruction, guidance and essential information intrinsic to the daily operation of a farm. We needed to understand the essentials such as planning crop rotations, how to harvest a quality product, marketing strategies, how to manage our fish population and how to deal with pest issues or diseases.” http://aquaponics-how-to-guide.info/aquanewsletter/
It takes guts and determination to turn a passion into a financially viable business. Some people stick it out and make a go of it and others realize that it’s a lot of hard work and give it up. Green Acre Aquaponics has become a success because they have been willing to work through the challenges, diversify their produce and meet the demands of their customers. https://www.facebook.com/AquaponicsSurvivalCommunities
Gina says that without prior and proper planning there is no way that they could have grown into a commercially viable farm over the last two years. You have to take a proactive approach to meeting challenges if you want your business to grow. You have to wear many different hats and recognize that growing food is one thing, turning it into a business that will support you is another. These are just a few of the highlights of the article in our March issue. If you would like to know more, please follow the links within the article and become part of the growing trend that is Aquaponics.