Steve Mobley 2015-2016

Knott County

Steve Mobley 2015-2016

Knott County

Biography

Project Title: You Aqua Know
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient

This project is predicated on exploring how we can produce locally sourced, high quality foods in a way that is eco-friendly. The Knott County Central Agricultural classes will produce tilapia and fresh vegetables by using a recirculating aquaponics system. We have already obtained an aquaculture tank and are currently producing tilapia. We would like to expand our production to include fresh vegetables. In order to do this, we need hydroponic equipment. During this project, students will install, operate, maintain and monitor the entire system. Students will also harvest the finished products. We are currently producing fish, and we would like to produce vegetables by the spring of 2016.