Aquaponics is generating a lot of excitement as a viable option for the future of food production, but it is not without it's risks and challenges
Like any business endeavor, it's important to have a solid plan so one can make an informed business decision about whether or not to invest in a farm operation. With over 30 years of combined business planning, analysis, project management, operations and team leadership experience, our team can help you understand the risks and rewards of aquaponic farming.
Our goal is to see aquaponic farms be productive for generationsListening to our client's goals and objectives will help to ensure that the best possible solution can be implemented. Our intention is to guide our clients, especially in the early stages, so they can develop and maintain farms that are productive and resilient for years to come.
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There can be favorable returns in aquaponics. We don't subscribe to the notion that it's only about scale or that one size fits all.
"It's all about scale..." is a one dimensional view often pushed by people who don't actually operate aquaponic farms they just operate spreadsheets and might be good with Sketch-up. We like spreadsheets, too, but we are also aquaponic farmers who know what it really means to run a farm as a business. Bigger isn't always better and the expenses and failures tend to be larger and impact more lives than necessary. Experience matters when it comes to providing realistic data, management strategies, projected returns and risk assessment.
Small business, small change, slow food, slow money can make businesses stronger, more resilient and truly sustainable
Client motivation, understanding of markets, adherence to a solid business and operations plan, and ingenuity among many other factors can make any business or aquaponic farm profitable on almost any scale. It's also important to understand that profit can mean many different things to people. For some, profitability is not the sole measurement of success, but rather just one part of the bigger picture that includes contributing to the betterment of the environment, health and wellness, rebuilding communities, localizing food production and protecting natural resources. Taking a holistic view of how a sustainable aquaponics farm can contribute to all of these areas will often afford the owner a more realistic and rewarding outcome than simply focusing on financial metrics.