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 Contact Ben Godfrey for private tours and farm/aquaponic consultation.

Sustainable Farm Supply is our complimentary company to Sand Creek Farm.  We offer Sustainable Farm Supplies that we believe to be the best tool for the job along with construction and operations manuals that we highly recommend for a profitable Aquaponic Facility. We own and operate, Sand Creek Farm in Cameron, TX, www.sandcreekfarm.net, and have 3 of the largest profitable Commercial Aquaponic Facilities in the state.  We have been operational and selling food from our Aquaponics since Oct. 2012.  We can teach / train / mentor you in a successful Aquaponic venture from construction to production.  We design excellent greenhouses / hoop houses of any length. Contact Sustainable Farm Supply with questions, sales@sustainablefarmsupply.com; speak with owner Ben Godfrey.

Here are some youtube links for you to view prior to making a decision about purchasing one of the recommended Aquaponic manuals.  Purchasing this aquaponic manual saved us about $10,000 per facility and gave us lifetime support from creator of the system, Tim Mann of Friendly Aquaponics based in Hawaii.  We also offer micro system manuals for those that want to start out with a smaller system.  Check out our Sustainable Farm Supply website www.sustainablefarmsupply.net 

(Aquaponics at Sand Creek Farm)

 

 


 
 
$1500

COMMERCIAL TRAINING FOR THE AQUAPONIC ENTHUSIAST:

 
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Commercial Aquaponics Training!

  • Texas aquaponics training courses are scheduled on demand.  The course will be taught by Ben Godfrey and hosted by Sand Creek Farm in Cameron, Texas.

    Use Google Maps software with these words for directions "Sand Creek Farm, Cameron, TX"  or print directions from the contact page. GPS sometimes will not find us as this area of Texas used to have another name.

2 Days Intensive Training and Business Planning to give you an indepth education of what you need to know to start an aquaponic business - large or small.  Resources for greenhouses, equipment and supplies will be included in the course.

Commercial Aquaponics Technology

  • Commercial Aquaponics, the details are easily modified for a home or small system

  • Profitability of a Diverse Farm that incorporates Aquaponic technology

  • Marketing your Product to include the CSA model

  • NOTE: There is a 50% discount for each additional family member or partner who signs up to join you for the same course.  This makes it easier for you to bring a spouse or child who is interested.

    • How to build and operate a Commercial Aquaponics facility
    • How to perform water quality testing, determine nutrients in aquaponics systems
    • How to sell to wholesalers, brokers, distributors, farmer’s markets, retail stores, restaurants and hotels, and how to build awareness of you and your products through farm tours
    • Which regulations may affect your aquaponics, permits required for operation, National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) grants, State Health Department requirements for processing vegetables, business information and help available for the aquaponics operator, general business advice
    • How to find and use State Extension Agents as a resource, how to apply for loans and grants, how to set up your own website
    • How to build and operate energy-efficient greenhouse


    Local ACCOMODATIONS:
    1) SAND CREEK FARM - email to ask if any of the bunkhouses on the farm are available during the time you will be on the farm.

    2) Calvert, TX
    INGRAHAM CASTLE, Calvert, TX - about 10 miles way, www.ingrahamcastle.com 
    $99.00[ plus the HOT tax without breakfast; Owners Dennis and Rabecca have made a discounted rate available for the Aquaponic Course at Sand Creek Farm. -There are 6 rooms available.  All rooms are double occupancy but will not include breakfast since you will be at the conference early in the morning each day. 

    Please contact 
    Dennis and Rabecca directly, 979-364-2201

    3) Hearne, TX
    Holiday Inn Express & Suite, 979-279-6000 or http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/hearne/hoteldetail

    4) Cameron, TX
    Budget Host Inn & Suites, 254-605-0610 or www.budgethostcameron.com

~Sand Creek Farm Greenhouse with a coating of snow in Feb - happy plants, inexpensive and simple greenhouse with on-demand propane heated aquaponic water to keep the plants warm in the winter~GodfreyGH2-625px

  • For an overview of aquaponics, Sand Creek Farm offers regular “Farm Day Tours” the 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month, to include the aquaponic systems and greenhouses.  The tour introduce the public to a diverse sustainable farm operation in Centeral Texas. Cost is $5 per person, sign up on the event page. 

     

This training can be tailored for your particular goals. We will discuss and offer solutions and approaches for your climate, your site, your market, and your level of business experience. We support our clients via email to answer questions through construction and into operation at no additional charge.

     

 

View the Shop Sustainable Farm Supply store tab at the top of the web page for more information about sustainable farm supplies such as floating rafts, net pots, coco coir, vermiculite, tilapia food, greenhouse needs, field farming needs, and more.  Send an email to Sustainable Farm Supply if you need something you don't see.

Please contact the farm from the contact page or call Ben Godfrey directly for details, 979-220-7908.  

If you have a list of items, email is best so that prices can be gathered prior to a telephone conversation.  
Please include your email and telephone number with any kind of correspondence so that we may better serve your farming needs.


Watch the Health Ranger's youtube on Sand Creek Farm - short and informative
 



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