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US (OK): Beggs couple pioneers in aquaponic farming

Bob and Debbie Rider grew up working in their family's garden.

They've always had one of their own too in Beggs on their 40 acres.

Ten years ago, their youngest son came home from high school excited about a new way to farm is called aquaponics.

That day, Bob Rider, made his son a deal.

"If you'll put this greenhouse up and you'll work it and you'll bring me a tomato in January and it tastes like we just took it out of the garden," Bob Rider said.

Thousands of tomatoes and dozens of other kinds of vegetables later, the riders say aquaponics is the future for farming, and a lot less work.


Publication date: 8/8/2018

 


 

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