Richard C Shultz
Lead Faculty Controlled Environment Agriculture

Charlie Shultz is a faculty member in the School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies. He is co-teaching in the Greenhouse Management program, including hydroponics and aquaponics. Charlie began working with fish and plants as an undergraduate at Virginia Tech while earning two B.S. degrees, in Biology and Fishery Science. After a short stint at the University of Georgia working with transgenic fish for toxicology purposes, he found his calling at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Croix, USVI. There he specialized in developing aquaponics using tilapia and a variety of plant crops, as well as other fish production systems. After 14 years, Charlie returned to the mainland US for graduate school at Kentucky State University where he researched indoor aquaponics production including an energy analysis and production potential using various lighting technologies. Charlie spent the following two years working at Lethbridge College in Alberta, Canada addressing bottlenecks in the upcoming commercial aquaponics sector. Following that grant-funded position, Charlie ran a commercial aquaponics facility in San Marcos, TX. The drive to continue research, teaching and extension brought Charlie to SFCC. Charlie can be reached at 505-428-1941 during the day and will be happy to discuss the Greenhouse Management program.

Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.