2017 Commercial Aquaponics Training In Dallas, Texas!
Important Announcement About The Dallas Training:
As of September 14, we have 25 in the course, and are closing registration at 30 participants; that’s 5 open seats. Why’s that important to you?
There’s a chance this is our LAST mainland live training. Last, as in “not any more”, “the final one”, and my favorite Hawaiian phrase: “all pau” (all finished!). Those 5 open seats may be all that’s left of the live “Friendly” trainings that you promised yourself you’d attend some day. Well, “some day” might be now or never.
This is why: Susanne and I are thinking about creating a series of online video trainings in 2018 to replace our live 5-day trainings.
We’ve spent two months a year since 2012 presenting trainings on the mainland; add it up, and that’s one year in the last six we spent away from our kids. Although we love doing the trainings and are honored and awed by the people we meet, we miss our family a LOT. We’d rather spend this time with our kids.
Susanne and I have discussed holding “a last training series” in 2018, and are not certain if we’re going to offer one, or just create the video training series instead. It’s the “away from the family” thing again; they’re really important to us.
So this Dallas training may be the last live training we hold. Ever. We are just not certain yet.
The Dallas Aquaponics Training is from September 26th to September 30th, 2017. The nearest airport to the training location is the Dallas-Fort Worth International airport between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Our classroom for the September 26th to September 30th, 2017 Friendly Aquaponics Training is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Irving, near the DFW Airport, at 7800 Dulles Drive Irving, TX 75063, Phone: (972) 929-2202 | Fax: (972) 929-2251. Susanne has negotiated a discounted room rate for our participants of $139 per night, instead of the normal $253 that hotel charges, and has reserved ten rooms.
If you’re reading this close to the time of the training, and want to come, call Tim or Susanne (808-775-7745) to confirm that there’s still room.
The 3-day Aquaponics Technology portion of this training is only $995; you may attend just those three days if you already know all you need to know about greenhouses. If you add the Solar Greenhouse day and the Profitable Aquaponics day to the training, it’s $1,000 additional, for a total of $1,995 for five days of training, which includes unlimited lifetime technical support for both your aquaponics and greenhouse.
Also, you get a 50% discount for each additional person who signs up at the same time (only $447.50 for just the 3-day AP course, or just $997.50 for all five days, for each additional person!), this discount is given in our shopping cart when you check out. We’re doing our best to make this affordable for you, yet at the same time we are packing everything we know about aquaponics and greenhouses into this course.
If you want to absolutely reserve your spot in the next Texas aquaponics training, you can sign up now, and even receive all your manuals and other course materials before the course so you can get started right away (for an additional charge).
Call us at 808-775-7745 or email us if you have questions that this page can’t answer.
“I did a lot of research on the other people offering aquaponics trainings nationwide. Funny thing is, a lot of them went to your training, whether they admit it or not. I figured I would rather go to the source, especially since you guys were able to get organically certified. I have also been after the business plan which ya’ll provide, which saved me a ton of work.
I also like the whole approach you guys take. Not afraid of competition so to speak, what with allowing your students to train using your materials and offer your competitors websites. Although I had already been to all of those sites, it says a lot about your integrity and faith in your product. It’s admirable and I noticed.” — Shawn Marasso, Ector, Texas, April 12, 2014, who attended our Texas Training, May, 2014.
In this aquaponics training you will learn:
- How to build and operate profitable Commercial Aquaponics systems
- How to build and operate energy-efficient greenhouses
- How to get USDA Organically Certified
- How to run a profitable tilapia and/or catfish hatchery operation
- How to build and operate the best, most energy-efficient greenhouses in the world
- (And let us take a deep breath first): water quality testing, nutrients in aquaponics systems, High and Low Density aquaponics systems, how to design your own system up to 100,000 square feet in size, how to design your own greenhouse, crop variety research; how to build awareness of you and your products through farm tours of your farm, statutory regulations affecting aquaponics, County Building Department regulations, permits required for operation, National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) cost-sharing grants, State Agriculture Department Plant Quarantine Branch regulations, State Health Department requirements for processing vegetables, processing requirements for fish and how to sell fish, how to find and use State Extension Agents as a resource, how to set up your own website for $20, plus much more!
(Below) Susanne and a Commercial Aquaponics Farm- ours. (Some people say aquaponics just grows lettuce!)
This five-day training includes our $995 DIY Commercial Aquaponics package, $998 DIY Farmer’s Market Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse package, and new $295 DIY Commercial Tilapia Hatchery manual as course materials, plus much more! You receive $2,288 worth of DIY manuals as well as the live course, hands-on experience, and free ongoing support, which no one else in the field provides!
Held from Tuesday through Friday, this course is designed to allow you to get the most out of the course and not need to be away from your busy life longer than necessary. With its emphasis on profitable commercial aquaponics in energy-efficient greenhouses, is unlike any other aquaponics training available.
You receive our 122-page “Micro System” manual, which covers 64 and 128 square foot backyard systems, plus our 235-page E-Book “Aquaponics The EASY Way”, which covers small tabletop systems of 3 to 18 square feet, as free downloads the moment you register for the course. Using these books allows you to prestudy before the course so you arrive with a higher level of understanding and get more out of the course itself.
We are limiting this training to 35 persons, so that everyone will get a chance to have all their questions about aquaponics, greenhouses, and making a career with them answered; so sign up early if you want to come!
As soon as you register for this course, you will receive maps and accommodations information.
And if you’re growing in the mountains somewhere in the “Snow Country”, you can use our Chinese greenhouse designs such as this one: Randy Campbell’s 200-square foot “Gen 2” Micro Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse (of our design), which is shown in the snow in Tennessee, Winter 2012-13. Outside air was 24 degrees (plus some wind chill), air temp inside was 74 degrees, water temp 72. I turned into an icicle because I was the only one stupid enough to be outside standing in freezing sleet taking this photo (I grew up in California, and never knew what that word meant before this!)
Our Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse in Hawaii! We don’t need this much greenhouse in our climate, but needed to build and operate it to understand the technology, so we could help our mainland Friends who DO need greenhouses!
Our refund policy for our live trainings and all our DIY packages is on this webpage: (http://www.friendlyaquaponics.com/refund-policy/). Please read it, and if you do not agree with it, please do not purchase from us!
(Below) Showing the Duncan’s aquaponic greenhouse when they were just getting started in August of 2014. They were our Texas affiliates until two back-to-back 500-year floods destroyed their farm in May of 2016.
(Below) January 2015 inside one of Kent and Jill’s greenhouses, showing the happy plants; this is an inexpensive and simple greenhouse, too!