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Indoor Ag Conversations & Aquaponics Association Present: Latest Developments In Aquaponics

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Nov 4, 2020 12:56 PM

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Carlos Leon Ramos
Biotechnologist Engineer, Aquaponi @BoFish
Carlos Leon Ramos is Chief Technology Officer at BOFISH. BOFISH is part of three commercial Aquaponic farms in Mexico and 1 in Colombia. He started Aquaponics in 2000 at the University where he studied Aquaculture Engineering Biotechnology. After that, Carlos built his first commercial Aquaponic farm (0.5 acre) in 2006, producing tilapia, red claw and leafy plants. In addition, in 2011 he started consulting, designing and operating different farms in Latin America and the United States. His main expertise is working at Desertic areas with fresh and brackish water. As a result, in 2016 he started an experimental Salt Aquaponics Greenhouse with a Japanese agency for Tilapia, Shrimp and Snapper along with different salt-loving plants. In addition, he started a new farm in 2018 with a Hybrid Aquaponics System using Biofloc-Aquaponics for Tilapia, Shrimp, Microalgae and Plant production.
Claudia Andracki
Owner @Desert Bloom Eco Farm & Aftaz Growing Systems
Claudia Andracki is the owner of Desert Bloom Eco Farm. This is a solar-powered farm one hour outside of Las Vegas. The farm has been providing eggs and produce to the Las Vegas community, including 16 restaurants and multiple families, for the last 10 years. Claudia is also the winner of the 2017 Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition, with a business plan on one of her business ventures, Aftaz Growing Systems. This company designs and builds aquaponic systems. Both businesses work together to improve the sustainability of future farming. She also serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the National Aquaponics Association as treasurer. Born in Mexico and moved to Las Vegas in 1992. Earned her pilots license at 17 years old shortly after graduating high school. Graduated from UNLV in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and in 2015 with a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in New Venture Management.
Regina Greuel Cook
Co-Founder & VP of Marketing & Communications @Symbiotic Aquaponic LLC
Regina Greuel Cook has a degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma and Masters and PhD in Public Health from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has been a part of the aquaponic community for 8 years and brings a unique background in both strategic communications and the social determinants of health to inform her work in aquaponics. She is passionate about creating a healthier and happier world through improving our social infrastructure and food systems. Outside of aquaponics, Regina enjoys fitness, creative endeavors, trying new things, and relaxing with her friends and family.