Don't Miss Out on the Next Agricultural Revolution!

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I'm Sean Short

Scientist, Author, Speaker, Mentor

A young aquaponicist revolutionizing how to think about food, education, and criminal justice.

Thirteen years of hydroponics and water treatment experience. Skilled in wet chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology lab techniques, as well as technical skills involved in plant science and quality management.

Co-founder and Executive Director of Blooming Health Farms. Blooming Health Farms is a 501c3 nonprofit aquaponics farm in Northern Colorado that helps and employs at-risk youth between the ages of 15 and 24. We get kids off the street by empowering them with job skills, STEM education, and mental health therapy in order to create the future leaders of our community.

Currently lives in Greeley, Colorado. Resides as a Horticulture Advisor to Weld County Extension and pursuing an MSEng at Johns Hopkins in Systems Engineering.

Poetry, short essays, and other work are featured at

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Our Food Systems Struggle Due To Drought And Lack Of Land. Hydroponic Fodder Is One Solution Because It Uses 90% Less Water And Land Than Field crops.

Thinking Outside The Soil: How Hydroponic Fodder Helps Farmers Save Water, Improve Livestock Quality, And Become Better Stewards

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One hundred years ago, most of us farmed and grew our own food. Today, less than three percent of Americans make the things that grow our great nation. But, thanks to new advances in technology, business, science, and society, we have been able to do much more with much less.

Agriculture faces many problems today, from drought and pollution to climate change and land availability. Farmers struggle to develop sustainable agriculture practices that help the Earth and make money.

Hydroponic fodder saves over 90% less water and land than soil-based animal feed. Research and farmers concur. Not only does hydroponic fodder save water and land, but it is also better for the Earth. Farms that adopt hydroponics can spare land normally used to grow crops for livestock. The land is better used for other purposes, like agricultural land trusts and natural preserves. Farms also use fewer inputs to produce significantly more food.

Thinking Outside The Soil shares valuable knowledge for every farm to grow fodder with less water, on less land, and improve its bottom line.


Download Your Free Needs Assessment And Get A Consultation!

I approach all challenges with a Needs Analysis. This generally begins with some sort of operational deficiency.

Water and land are scarce.
Money is tight.

It may also begin with some technological opportunity.
Hydroponic systems save resources. Systems increase your bottom line.

This is best captured on an ‘Initial Project Needs Assessment.’ It gathers basic information about the purpose and scope of a project. It is short and allows for a quick consult without wasting anyone’s time.

This is where we would talk about if we can find a solution and the next steps. I try to ensure people have the best information to make informed decisions.

Download a free questionnaire. Check it out and set up a complimentary 15-minute consultation when you are ready.