Neil has a wealth of food and agricultural knowledge. He has a Bachelor's degree in from and a Master's degree in from. Neil has extensive culinary experience, having been a chef at numerous restaurants. Neil has also been formally trained in the design and construction of aquaponic system at. and is a veteran of the armed forces.
Chris is an engineer by training and has spent over 10 years designing equipment and processes for water treatment. He has a Bachelor's degree in from and a Master's degree in from. Chris is a proven leader of multi-functional teams, has been involved in the execution of numerous grants, and is well versed in fiduciary responsibilities.
We worked with Tri Cycle Farms - based in Fayetteville, Arkansas - to develop conceptual design and implementation ideas for their aquaponics program. Tri Cycle Farms' mission is to grow community through soil as they steward food awareness, education, and empowerment. They envision a world with food security, sovereignty, and sustainability for all.
We work with Dr. Scott Osborn, professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and his senior design students to build a small prototype system that included several plants and a few gold fish. The primary objective of this work is for students to get hands on experience, develop numerical models, and ultimately optimize the design and operation of aquaponic systems.