Can #Aquaponics Thrive in the Midwest? #Indiana #Startup Bets On It: "produce will be #organic" | SCC

Can #Aquaponics Thrive in the Midwest? #Indiana #Startup Bets On It: "produce will be #organic" | SCC

Justin Long, CEO. Photo courtesy Justin Long. How can a cold, Midwestern state grow organic produce all year, while also providing fresh fish to the local community? Those are the questions Justin Long, co-founder and CEO, and Jason Fry, co-founder, asked themselves before founding Blue Lotus Aquaponics in November 2013. Before creating their company, Long and Fry did their research by traveling to a few Midwestern states and visiting places where people were experimenting with aquaculture techniques. Long wanted to dabble in aquaponics because of its sustainable, high-yield nature. And Fry’s family background in commercial farming in northern Indiana helped him to flesh out the company’s overall concept. Much of Long’s research focused on how other people are making aquaponics work in Midwestern climates. “Aquaponics is something that’s really taking off in some southern ...

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