Aquaponics Master Class® – Online

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Aquaponics Master Class® Online, includes these Courses and Lessons:

Aquaponics 101

  • Welcome
  • Intro to Aquaponics
  • Aquaponic Greenhouse Tour
  • Benefits of Aquaponics
  • Applications of Aquaponics
  • History of Aquaponics
  • Aquaponic System Designs and Methods
  • Crop Choices

Daily Operations

  • System Start up
  • A Day in the Life of an Aquaponics Farmer
  • System Start Up
  • Harvesting, Selling, Transplanting, Seeding
  • Lettuce Packaging
  • Fish Needs, Feeds, Feeding and Feed Calculation Process
  • Feed Calculations
  • Fish Filleting 
  • Clarifier Maintenance
  • Bio-Security
  • Pest Scouting, Identification and Biological Control
  • Water Quality Testing and Analysis

Science of Aquaponics

  • Water Quality Dynamics
  • Fish Biology, Part 1
  • Fish Biology, Part 2
  • Fish Health Issues: ID and  Control
  • Introduction to Plant Biology
  • Plant Lighting
  • Plant Health Issues: ID and Control 

Greenhouses and Indoor Farming

  • Greenhouse Selection
  • Greenhouse Components
  • Greenhouse Design for Aquaponics
  • Considerations for growing in a new or existing building
  • Environmental Control
  • Tips for Greenhouse Construction
  • Monitoring and Alarm Systems
  • Generator Selection
  • Alternative Energy

Commercial Aquaponics Business Considerations, Planning and Economics

  • Status of the aquaponics iIndustry
  • Commercial aquaponics business
    • Planning, Logistics and Implementation
    • Startup costs
    • Operational costs
    • Economics, scale and production
    • Show me the numbers?
    • ROI, payback and profitability
  • Community Benefits and Agri-tourism
  • Marketing
  • Funding
  • Rules and Regulations
    • Building and start up
    • Fish
    • FSMA (Food Safety modernization Act)
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
    • Exemptions
    • Fish processing
    • Fish Processing Room
    • Produce Processing
  • Certifications:
    • CNG (Certified Naturally Grown)
    • USDA Organic
    • GAP (Good Agriculture Practices)


  • This is an online Course.
  • Course content will be released every few weeks, beginning May 18, 2020
  • Estimated hours to completion: 35
  • Access the course when you want.
  • Learn at your own pace.
  • To access the course, you need a computer, tablet, phone or other internet device.
  • You will be required to set up a user account with 2-Factor Authentication. 
  • All registrants receive a Certificate of Completion when they complete the course.

Course materials are included in the individual lessons.