Dr. James Rakocy, Director, Agriculture Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands will be coteaching the Aquaponics and Controlled Environment Workshop offered by Nelson and Pade, Inc, Montello, WI, Sept 29 Oct 2, 2010.
During his 30year career as a research scientist and administrator, Dr. Rakocy has earned worldwide respect Description Aquaponics Q and A by Dr. James Rakocy.
Aquaponics Q and A offers a collection of questions and answers is an incredible resource for anyone interested in learning about aquaponics. Also of special interest is a chapter on aquaponics written by Dr.
James Rakocy from the University of the Virgin Islands, which was added to the 2 nd edition of the original text. Numerous design examples have been added to each chapter and an expanded appendix of engineering design tables. Chapter 19 by Dr. James Rakocy of the University of the Virgin Islands pertains to the floating raft aquaponics system that he designed.
Other groups have copied this Dr. James Rakocy is often considered the father of modern aquaponics. But how did he get here, and what convinced him that aquaponics was the answer to many of the worlds problems?
Here is the exciting tale of the inventor of aquaponics! Aquaponics Q and A provides the answers to your questions about aquaponics! For over 10 years Dr. James Rakocy, the world's foremost research scientist in aquaponics, has answered questions about aquaponics in the Aquaponics Journal. As a child growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. James Rakocy did not plan on a career in aquaponics. While his family had a home garden and he enjoyed fishing and raising fish in an aquarium, his life took him in other directions.
Our Stories. Dr. James Rakocy My personal journey here is a long one starting with a passion for fishing, ornamental fish breeding and gardening as a child growing up in Wisconsin in the 1950s. Nelson and Pade, Inc. offers Books on aquaponics, videos on aquaponics and Aquaponics School Curriculums. Aquaponic Food Production, by Rebecca L Nelson, the first and primary book on aquaponics is; Aquaponics Q and A by Dr. James Rakocy is available at the aquaponics. com store. Dr James Rakocy credit: University of the Virgin Islands It seems fitting to start this series with an interview with Dr James Rakocy, Father of Aquaponics, of the University of the Virgin Islands.
This is the second half of a reprint from an article about Dr James Rakocy of the University of the Virgin Islands that I wrote for Backyard Aquaponics Magazine, issue# 8, that came out this past spring. The Aquaponics Doctors was created by Dr. James Rakocy and Dr. Wilson Lennard to convey a breadth of aquaponic knowledge, which we have over 57 years of combined aquaponics experience, to guide and assist commercial growers, hobbyists, researchers, extension agents, entrepreneurs, investors and the aquaponics support sector.
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