We used an online survey to document challenges experienced by aquaponic hobbyists (n = 81), producers (n = 117), and educators (n = 75). Responses were distilled into the following categories: 1) operations and management; 2) facilities, location, and system design; 3) knowledge and educational resources; 4) funding; 5) economic viability; 6) plant culture; 7) marketing and distribution; 8) fish culture; 9) human factors; 10) regulations and certifications. Training and research in these areas are needed to advance the aquaponics industry.
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Pattillo, D. A., Cline, D. J., Hager, J. V., Roy, L. A., & Hanson, T. R. (2022). Challenges Experienced by Aquaponic Hobbyists, Producers, and Educators. The Journal of Extension, 60(4), Article 13. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.60.04.13