My position as the Aquaponic Program Manager is to extend knowledge and demonstrate the utility of hydroponic growing methods using aquaculture effluent as a sustainable nutrient source for specialty and commodity crops. I have extensive experience as a large-scale commercial aquaponic grower utilizing various farming practices. My role is to oversee farm activities, plant production and research coordination in our 3000 sq. ft. greenhouse at the vegetable crop greenhouse complex. I am actively engaged in research activities on and off campus.