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Can Aquaponics Help Restore the US Aquaculture Industry?

CAN AQUAPONICS SAVE THE DAY?The US Aquaculture industry is dying or stagnating according to the World Aquaculture Society with little hope of rescue. The US only produces 10% of its seafood and that…Continue

Started Aug 22

TEDx Talk on Aquaponics
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Greetings. Here is our first roll at a TEDx Talk: "Aquaponics -- doing great things with food | George Brooks Jr. | TEDxEvansChurchill." It came out better than expected .Our thanks to TEDx…Continue

Tags: food, Aquaponics, EvansChurchill, Talk, TEDx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron Dec 12, 2014.

New Aquaculture Association Forming
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This evening 13 individuals gathered at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office in Phoenix Arizona to make history by restarting the Arizona aquaculture association. Under the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D Jul 1, 2014.

How to Plant in DWC Net Cups
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I found on the web a neat way of planting seeds in DWC. Hope you find it useful.Here is the link: http://bit.ly/16XR6dkContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Newton Nov 7, 2013.

 

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Can Aquaponics Help Restore the US Aquaculture Industry?

CAN AQUAPONICS SAVE THE DAY?The US Aquaculture industry is dying or stagnating according to the World Aquaculture Society with little hope of rescue. The US only produces 10% of its seafood and that number is declining. But Aquaponics might already be saving the day. Take a read.Can Aquaponics Help Restore the US Aquaculture Industry? Aquaculture Magazine Aug/Sept 2017 Pg. 72 & 73http://bit.ly/2fPw5fnBackground information from the World…See More
Aug 22
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3-Hour Farm Aquaponics System Full 7 Week Time-Lapse (No Sound)

Full 7 week time lapse of the 3-Hour Farm S-CAp (Self Contained Aquaponics) system at the Farm at South Mountain, Phx Az.
Jul 19
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New concept aquaponics system in Phoenix Arizona

A new concept system designed to easily convert the thousands of underused framed splash pools that are available in the US and around the world to aquaponics.
Jul 19
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"An interesting article on aquaponics from Arizona (FEB 2017) http://bit.ly/2kgQjiW"
Feb 2
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"They Die Happy: Ethanol a Potential new Pest Management Tool Here is the link. Enjoy: http://bit.ly/29tIjTe"
Jul 19, 2016
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"Aquaculture magazine's possibly first full article on aquaponics. Aquaponics' new frontier, urban agriculture Enjoy: http://bit.ly/29MzxT8"
Jul 17, 2016
Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron replied to George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D's discussion TEDx Talk on Aquaponics
"Way to go George and thanks for sharing :)"
Dec 12, 2014
George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D posted a discussion

TEDx Talk on Aquaponics

Greetings. Here is our first roll at a TEDx Talk: "Aquaponics -- doing great things with food | George Brooks Jr. | TEDxEvansChurchill." It came out better than expected .Our thanks to TEDx EvansChurchill for the opportunity and for creating a great event!!! Enjoy. http://bit.ly/1wvnEHOSee More
Dec 11, 2014
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Oct 1, 2014
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Arizona Coalition Awarded EPA Environmental Grant for STEM Education through Aquaponics

The Urban Horticulture and Agribusiness program at Mesa Community College (MCC) in partnership with the Roosevelt School District and RighTrac, Inc., received a two-year, $108,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education grant…
Sep 14, 2014
George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D replied to George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D's discussion New Aquaculture Association Forming
"Thank you both!"
Jul 1, 2014
Vincent Nguyen replied to George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D's discussion New Aquaculture Association Forming
"Congrats! looking forward to hearing more from your organization!"
Jun 23, 2014
George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D posted a status
"Aquaculture America 2015, the US meeting of the World Aquaculture Society. Hope to see you there!! http://bit.ly/1pCfSpA"
Jun 22, 2014
Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron replied to George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D's discussion New Aquaculture Association Forming
"Congratulations George!"
Jun 10, 2014
George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D posted a discussion

New Aquaculture Association Forming

This evening 13 individuals gathered at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office in Phoenix Arizona to make history by restarting the Arizona aquaculture association. Under the leadership of Rick West the next step is to develop the mission statement. Started by members of Phoenix's aquaponics community, great things are about to happen. Watch this space and we encourage all to come and join in the effort. The next meeting is…See More
Jun 9, 2014
Jeremiah Robinson replied to George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D's discussion What good is aquaponics?
"I have an aquaponic system in my backyard, and it has begun to serve as a gathering point for the neighborhood.   Often I come home from work with a half dozen kids or adults wanting to feed the fish, buy some lettuce, or get a tour.  I…"
May 9, 2014

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RighTrac Inc.
About Me
Dynamic, transforming and challenging is Dr. George B. Brooks, Jr. Holding a Ph.D in Wildlife and Fisheries from the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona and the founder of the the NxT Horizon Group he is an established social, environmental, economic and political leader and business consultant.

A powerful public speaker he is an award winning writer and editor with a number of scientific and popular publications including one of Phoenix’s first sustainability focused magazine, Southwest Green. As a graduate student in the 1980’s, Dr. Brooks was part of the first class of Ebony Magazine’s 30 Under 30 series and has been quoted in Black Enterprise magazine for his knowledge of the new green economy. More than 300,000 people have seen his recent “Grandma was Green” video.

He is the co-founder of RighTrac a company focusing on the urban aquaculture of tilapia (fish) and giant freshwater prawns (shrimp the size of small lobsters) and he is a frequent writer and contributor to the Arizona Republic Newspaper on issues including green jobs, water, diversity and community awareness. He was the first Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on African American Affairs for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano the current U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce and is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Southminster Social Service Agency. A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., he is a former member of the Governing Board of Arizona’s largest high school district, Phoenix Union, where he initiated sustainability programs with the potential to save the district over a million dollars.

A visionary, thinker and doer, his mission is to stir up the gift of understanding so society can harness what the United Nations calls the most powerful economic force in the world today, Sustainability (also called Green).

Specialties:Expertise:
• Inspiration 
• Vision/Purpose
• Motivation
• Leadership• Green Business/Green Jobs/Sustainability • Aquaculture • Auaponics * Transformational Leadership • Minority Business/Diversity
What are your interests related to aquaculture?
Aquaponics R & D
Macrobrachium culture
Arid lands aquaculture
Applied sustainability
Primary Website
http://www.rightracinc.com

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