This is a list of what you get when you “Fly Friendly Aquaponics Commercial Systems”:
Probably the most critical to you and your commercial success, we supply unlimited free lifetime technical support for all of our products, something none of the others can offer! Details on our “Support” page.
(Above) Rose and Dad and two of our “Delicious Fishes”.
“What You Get” In This DIY Package:
1. Our 314-page Commercial Aquaponics manual, which is everything we know about making money with aquaponics, and includes the following from the Table Of Contents:
You also receive a link for DropBox (the premier web “deposit box” service), where you can download the approximately 1 Gb of additional information that comes with this course. This information includes, but is not limited to:
A. In the DropBox “Main” folder: Complete CAD drawings for four different sizes of aquaponics systems: 256, 512, 1,024, and 4096 square feet, as well as published papers on trout aquaponics, Third World aquaponics, productive fish stocking and harvesting methods, and more.
B. In the DropBox “Certification” folder: Instructions, application forms, fee schedules, MSDS sheets for commonly used materials, and much more information on USDA Organic Certification; plus templates, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) plan and checklist for FDA Food Safety Certification, along with written explanations and contact information for the agencies.
C. In the DropBox “Financial” folder: The “Single Crop” and “Multiple Crop” income projection spreadsheets plus complete instructions for using them; two business plans (one of which landed us a $100,000 loan); and instructions for web-based credit card processing.
D. In the DropBox “Slideshows” folder: ALL 39 PowerPoint slideshows and videos that we use during the 3-day Aquaponics Technology and 1-day Commercial Aquaponics portions of our live trainings.
E. In the DropBox “Manuals” folder: The complete Plywood Epoxy Fiberglass Tank Manual, the Tilapia Hatchery manual, the Micro System manual, and our E-Book “Aquaponics The EASY Way” for tabletop systems.
F. In the DropBox “Whole Foods Application” folder: The application and information necessary to get your aquaponic produce into Whole Foods Markets (courtesy of Patty and Larry Yonashiro of Aquaponics No Ka Oi on Maui, the first to ever do this; and my wife Susanne).
G. And of course, our famous unlimited free lifetime technical support!
New! Introducing the best part of the Commercial DIY Package, the Friendly Business Module:
As the commercial aquaponics farm that’s been in business the longest, we have the most business experience to share with you. That now includes the Friendly “Business Module” (in your 314-page manual), which walks you through all the steps of starting a profitable aquaponic organic farming business: test growing, marketing, CSA’s, profit prediction spreadsheets, internet presence and how to build a WordPress website for your business, Organic Certification, Food Safety Certification, materials lists, supplier’s information, and much more!
It includes four spreadsheets (with easy-to-use instructions) for predicting specific crop and market success; you simply input local prices for the produce item, and your itemized costs of doing business. The spreadsheets automatically calculate your gross income, then take out total expenses (including labor- it shows you how to estimate this also), loan payments, depreciation, and even taxes, and return a bottom line number that shows how much money you will make in your organic farming operation.
It also includes our new Food Safety Certification package for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These is NOT the old GAP “guidelines”; they are no longer applicable. Our FSMA package is a self-explanatory publication that guides you through the process, and includes a sample checklist audit, complete instructions, and extensive fillable forms that you simply put your farm name and information into.
It also includes two organic farming aquaponics business plans, a promotional slide show you can use to educate your bank loan officer and investors about aquaponics, our newest pest control publication: “How To Win The War On Bugs”, the most up-to-date information on costs and considerations for using artificial lighting in your commercial aquaponics system, and most importantly: our new guide “How To Select A Property For Organic Farming” (it’s smart to check before you buy, because those folks won’t certify just any property).
Interested in USDA Organic Certification? You should be! If you grow commercially, Organic Certification usually brings double the price. We’ve been certified since 2008, and are the only aquaponics trainers who can currently teach you how to get certified.
Please be aware that these Commercial Aquaponics Systems grow food exceedingly well, but will not magically turn you into a business person. Make sure you get training on running a business from local sources to supplement what you already know.
Lifetime Guarantee: We guarantee a full refund of the purchase price of your Commercial System plans IF you have actually used them. If you have built and operated a system and are still not satisfied, we will refund your money in full.
Please Note: shipping via USPS is FREE to anywhere in the United States. We charge $35 to ship via USPS Priority Mail to the rest of the world. However, we just had an “Overnight Express Mail” package take 7 weeks to arrive in Israel from Hawaii. This is because there is NO tracking on mail once it leaves the US border; you take your chances on arrival time. If you want your package shipped to an address outside the US via FedEx or UPS, then the charge is $150 additional; you will have a 2-3 day arrival time and a tracking number. You will be offered your choices of these when you reach our shopping cart.