Sun, 21 February 2021
I originally had Jonathan Russo on Episode #334 of the Off-Farm Income Podcast in 2017. At that time he had just finished high school and was preparing to study agriculture at the University Of Connecticut. So, where is Jonathan now? And, what has he been up to?
In today's episode, we get to catch up with Jonathan and find out all the amazing things he has been doing for the past four years. I'll give you a hint - he is about to move into graduate school, he is releasing a documentary soon and he is just about to publish a research paper. Oh, and he is still consulting about aquaponics.
In short, Jonathan is on fire! We will get all the details from him in this bonus episode of the Off-Farm Income Podcast.
Below are the show notes from our first interview with Jonathan.
INTRODUCING JONATHAN RUSSO!
Have you ever wondered how you become a consultant? How about how long does it take to become one?
Our guest today just graduated high school and is getting ready to start college. Over the last four years, he explored an interest he had in hydroponics. He started out doing a research SAE, finding out how it works. Then he started growing food for himself with his own system. Soon he was selling equipment to other people who wanted to do the same.
Over the four years, Jonathan grew his reputation and started installing systems and repairing systems for people in his area. As he became a more recognized expert people started to call him for consultation on how to build their own system and make it work. That is how you become a consultant in just four years! That is how he started Fairfield County Hydroponics.
Jonathan hopes to expand his business beyond his county, to his whole state. Then all the way across the country. Those plans are on temporary hold as he starts college. But he is going to start developing that national reputation from his dorm room by writing all about hydroponics.
This is a great story!