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July 4, 2014

United States

Indiana—RDM Aquaculture, Plus Video


To supplement their income from corn and soybeans, Karlanea and Darryl Brown have been farming shrimp since 2009.  Now, Karlanea has become a shrimp-farming evangelist of sorts, running classes on shrimp farming, financing and marketing.


So far, their company, RDM Aquaculture, has helped get 14 shrimp farms off the ground, started by people from diverse walks of life: farmers, bankers, a phone technician and a former funeral home director.  At least six more shrimp farms are coming online in the next year.


“The USA shouldn’t be importing shrimp when we can make our own,” Ms. Brown said.  “We ship our shrimp out so fresh, their legs are still kicking when they go out the door.”


Information: Karlanea Brown, RDM Aquaculture, LLC, 101 North 850 East, Fowler, Indiana 47944, USA (phone: 1-765-583-0052, email, webpage


For a video about the RDM Aquaculture shrimp farm, click here.


Source: 1. The New York Times.  Business Day/Shrimp’s New Path to the Plate/ With Wild Stocks of Shrimp Dwindling, Tank Farming Is on the Rise.  Hiroko Tabuchi.  Picture Credit, Gretchen Ertl.  July 2, 2014.  2. RDM Aquaculture’s Webpage.  Video.  Website visit on July 4, 2014.

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