Experience Matters

16To make learning about aquaponics and planning for your aquaponics venture easier, we have an extensive offering of training classes, seminars and events.  Here is our schedule of events. In addition to our workshops and Extended Stay Learning Program, we have co-developed and launched the first-of-its-kind hybrid University aquaponics course in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. This partnership brings together the experience and technology of Nelson and Pade, Inc.® with an accredited University platform for education.

Nearly every week there are new aquaponics workshops offered by people who have within the last couple of years, or even in some cases, months, jumped into aquaponics. We love their enthusiasm, but enthusiasm is not the same as knowledge. When you read their workshop agenda, it appears as though their courses are similar to ours.  But, the reality is that Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is good at what we do because of the experience that we have.

17If you are serious about learning aquaponics, there is no better course than our Aquaponics Master Class™ because of the in-depth and diverse knowledge that Rebecca Nelson, John Pade and the Nelson and Pade, Inc.® team have to offer.

Here is a link to Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s history

And a link to current projects

Since 2009, Rebecca Nelson and John Pade have taught aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture workshops in Montello, WI to individuals from 85 countries and all 50 U.S. states.  When you combine that with the total number of people they’ve introduced to aquaponics as invited guests at other workshops and conferences around the world, the number is nearly 12,000 people in the past 16 years.

Rebecca and John convey their knowledge in an easy-to-understand manner, always emphasizing the science and art of aquaponics and the steps required for successful operation of an aquaponics system.

23Nelson and Pade, Inc.® courses are dynamic, fun and have two things that are 100% unique:

1. The wealth of knowledge shared is based on long-term experience in both aquaponics and successful entrepreneurship. It isn’t theory and it isn’t a just-discovered interest.

2. Attendees of Nelson and Pade, Inc.® workshops are eligible to earn continuing education units and credits through our partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

When you attend a Nelson and Pade, Inc.® workshop, you will be presented information based on 30+ years of experience in the three critical areas: aquaponics, controlled environment agriculture and business. No matter what your application, understanding these three areas is critical to your success.

It seems that lot of the new aquaponics startups offering training and consulting think they see an easy path to money…jumping on the aquaponics band wagon. But the bottom line is, it takes an enormous amount of energy, integrity and know-how to offer quality, comprehensive courses. People will continue to copy Nelson and Pade, Inc.® but we will always have what the others don’t…long term experience in running and developing aquaponics systems and offering training, consulting and tech support. If you want experience, honesty and quality, then choose Nelson and Pade, Inc.®.