FIRECAST – Knott County’s FFA

KVEC’s FireCast Minisode is a new 3-5 minute video production highlighting classrooms innovations that are forging a new path for learning that could lead to a new economy in Eastern Kentucky.

Steve Mobley the FFA Instructor at Knott County Central High School, received an Innovation Grant from KVEC as part of their project funded through the “Race to the Top” federal funding by the U.S. Department of Education. To develop an aquaponics system, the system is in place and being used. It has proven to be very successful and the students take great pride being able to help contribute!

The students feel that there is a market for high-quality Koi in the landscaping industry throughout the United States. Koi are very popular additions to landscapes in ponds due to their beauty and hardy nature. They are very adaptable fish and will live in a wide range of environmental conditions.

Future entrepreneurs can take the knowledge gained in this action research project and potentially develop their own businesses. In addition to the production of the Koi, we feel that we can improve and reduce the cost of our plant production in the greenhouse by using the Koi waste as fertilizer.

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