Join one of the industry's leading aquaponic experts Ryan Chatterson, Owner of Chatterson Farms, a profitable commercial aquaponics operation located in the beautiful hills of Clermont Florida, for 4 days of exciting lecture and hands on learning activities. The Aquaponic Engineering & Design Workshop 2015 will focus on teaching the next generation of commercial aquaponic enthusiasts advanced aquaponic, horticulture and aquaculture techniques that can improve efficiencies and help create a strong foundation for developing a profitable aquaponic business.
The Workshop wil discuss all major aspects of commercial aquaponics, from system engineering and design to real time economic data and proprietary production numbers that you won’t find anywhere else. You will also learn firsthand how I built my successful aquaponic farm, how I designed my Zero Discharge System and what it took to become profitable. Discover why cookie cutter designs are rarely a good choice and why EVERY aquaponic system should be customized to the operators market, climate and business goals. I will be teaching you how to use science, engineering and calculations to build EXACTLY what you want so that you can go into this business with confidence instead of hesitation.
The right information is critical to either designing a profitable aquaponic operation from the ground up or salvaging a bad design that is costing you money. Make sure you are learning from someone who has walked the walk!
Topics covered will include:
System Design and Engineering
Fish and Plant Topics
Equipment, Construction Techniques
Chatterson Farms Aquaponic Greenhouse Tour
Hands-On Learning at Chatterson Farms Aquaponic Greenhouse
What's Included? All Attendees Will Receive the Following:
Workshop Textbook with printed copies of all presentation slides for note taking
Plans for Chatterson Farms Aquaponic Greenhouse Zero Discharge System
Lunch, including fresh from the farm produce and break refreshments, each day
Reception for all participants Saturday Night
Workshop "Certified Aquaponic Professional" Certificate and T-Shirt
Face Time and Q&A with Ryan Chatterson
About Chatterson Farms:
Chatterson Farms is a commercial aquaponic farm selling pesticide free aquaponic produce to the local Central Florida community through it's produce delivery club, local restaurants and at the weekly Farmer's Market.
Attend the Aquaponic Engineering & Design Workshop 2015 in the beautiful hills of Clermont, Florida, just minutes away from downtown Orlando and Walt Disney World. Home to the Lakeridge Winery, Sugarloaf Mountain - the highest elevation point in Florida, and the National Training Center, the warm-weather training destination for hundreds of olympic, collegiate, professional and amateur athletes from around the country and the world. Your Accomodation Options are below:
Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont
Holiday Inn Express Clermont
Fairfield Inn & Suites Clermont
To maximize your mobility while in the Clermont / Orlando area, we advise that you rent a car during your visit.
Local Area Attractions:
Epcot "Behind the Seeds" Tour and all Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Lakeridge Winery Wine Tour & Tasting
7 Beautiful Golf Courses Within a 10 Mile Radius
World Famous Cycling and Triathlon Trails including Sugarloaf Mountain
Universal Studios Theme Parks
State Parks and Nature Trails including Wekiwa Springs, Blue Springs, Kelly Springs, Lake Louisa State Park and the world famous Clermont Chain of Lakes
Gatorland Theme Park & Wildlife Preserve
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Sanford International Airport (SFB)
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Aquaponic Engineering & Design Workshop Fall 2015 Terms & Conditions:
Cancellation Policy: Registered attendees who cancel at least 30 days prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. NO refund will be granted for cancellations made 30 to 0 days before the start date.
Organizer reserves the right to decline and refuse registration or entry to the Workshop at Organizer's sole discretion. If Organizer declines registration or entry to the Workshop, attendee will receive a full refund. NO refund will be granted for individuals who use false credentials to obtain entry to the Workshop.
Non-Compete Clause: Unfortunately, if you are located within 20 miles of Chatterson Farms, Clermont, Florida, Organizer will decline and refuse registration or entry to the Workshop. If Organizer declines registration or entry to the Workshop, attendee will receive a full refund. NO refund will be granted for individuals who use false credentials to obtain entry to the Workshop.
Commercial use or duplication of any written materials, videos or photos provided in this Workshop are strictly prohibited unless written authorization is provided by Ryan Chatterson.
When & Where
Ryan Chatterson, Owner, Chatterson Farms
Ryan Chatterson graduated with a degree in Micro Biology from the University of Central Florida and has been growing with aquaponics for over a decade. He spent 10 years working at Aquatic Eco-Systems where he assisted in thousands of aquaponic projects ranging from backyard systems to large commercial design. While there, he also managed Green Sky Growers roof top aquaponic greenhouse, built and managed 2 large outdoor aquaponic demonstration systems and helped to design the company's workshop curriculum, in which he taught over 150 students along side Dr James Rakocy, Dr. Wilson Lennard and a few others.
In early 2013 Ryan left the company to run his own commercial aquaponic farm, Chatterson Farms, and in 2014 started Aquaponic Engineering & Design, providing design, engineering and educational services for the commercial aquaponic industry.
Ryan is a member of the Aquaculture Engineering Society and a 2 time speaker for the Aquaculture Engineering Society and at the International Recirculating Aquaculture Conference. He has spoken for the last three years at the Aquaponic Association's Annual Conferences and was the 2014 Opening Plenary Speaker. Ryan also taught a 2 day Aquaponic Short Course at the Ohio State Aquaculture Bootcamp in conjunction with OSU and the Ohio Aquaculture Association.