Angela Caporelli realizes Kentucky is a farming state, but she wants to bring a different kind of farming to light. In fact, it’s her job.
As aquaculture coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Caporelli has assisted farmers all over Kentucky who decide to raise schools instead of herds. She consulted with Northpoint Training Center when it made ponds on the grounds for prisoners to harvest freshwater tilapia and prawn, as well as farmers in eastern Kentucky who have turned old coal mines into trout havens.
She also educates consumers about why they should buy local products, and makes herself available to those who want to start their own sustainable watershed pond — even if only to feed their families.
“It’s all about sustainability. We have to feed-in, feed-out,”¿Caporelli says. She says it’s the way of the future — a way to feed an entire population with high protein for relatively low cost. And she’s done the research to prove it.