DEMOPOLIS, Alabama // In the world there are creators and consumers. I have always aspired to be a creator but am aware I consume. I hope to one day contribute as my brother-in-laws family does on their shrimp farm outside Demopolis, Alabama. They have 250 acres (honestly anything over 3 acres my mind struggles to comprehend the magnitude, especially after living in NYC for 7 years) with 22 salt ponds to raise the shrimp in. The farm is 150 miles from the nearest ocean but hundreds of years ago this land was once under water and so when you dig a hole you get salt water which is why he is able to farm shrimp so far from the ocean. The pH and oxygen levels are monitored by solar charged computers at each pond that link to the main computer up at the house. The technology, science and hard work that go into this place would make any person proud. Thanks for showing us around today David and Nadine.
John Deere went out to the farm in 2014 and produced the below film of a shrimp harvest: