Classes, Seminars, Training

01Nelson and Pade, Inc.® offers a variety of training options for anyone looking to learn more about aquaponic food production, whether you are brand new to aquaponics or are an experienced grower looking to expand your base of knowledge.

Rebecca Nelson and John Pade have been doing aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture since before there was an Internet!  In the past 20 years, they have taught aquaponics to thousands of people from over 100 countries. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

After every class, we hear from attendees who tell us the quality, content and level of enthusiasm at our Aquaponics Master Class® is top notch. Here is an example: “Well what can I say but thank you to the entire team. John and Rebecca…..thank you for creating a learning environment that was fun and relaxed. I have been to many conferences during my career as an educator, and this conference was one if not the best I have ever attended.” Stephen, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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Aquaponics Master Class® – 3 days

  • Our Most Popular Course Offering!
  • “Educational and Fun,” “Eye-opening,” “Amazing,” “Cutting-Edge,” “Fantastic”

This is a comprehensive course covering all aspects of aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture. Our 3-day Aquaponics Master Class® is intended for anyone seriously considering getting into aquaponic food production, or those already doing aquaponics who want to learn more about the technology. We cover the topics most important to being successful in aquaponics including aquaponic methods and applications, crop choices and recommendations, water quality, daily operation and growing techniques, greenhouses and environmental control, fish biology and feeds, plant care and health, system start up, economics and business considerations. In the Aquaponics Master Class®, we don’t waste your time with fluff or with inexperienced instructors. We have developed a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum. We share the most important tips and techniques for growing and we show you the path to success in aquaponics, all based on our 20+ years’ experience in aquaponic food production.
Learn more about the Aquaponics Master Class®.


Business and Investment Opportunities in Aquaponics – 1 Day

  • An excellent Intro to the Business of Aquaponics
  • Great for Entrepreneurs

This is a one day class is for entrepreneurs, investors and individuals interested in starting an aquaponics business.  It showcases the business and investment opportunities that aquaponics offers.  This one-day class focusses on the start-up, planning, operation, economics, marketing, profitability, ROI and business models for commercial aquaponic ventures

Entrepreneurs, investors, anyone considering a franchise, anyone looking for a proven system and procedures should attend this class to understand and take advantage of the business and investment opportunities in aquaponic food production.

Learn more about the Business and Investment Opportunities Class


Introduction to Aquaponics Seminar with an Aquaponics Greenhouse Tour -1/2 day

The Introduction to Aquaponics Seminar and Tour is a great opportunity to learn about what aquaponics is, how it works and why the industry is growing around the world.

The seminar covers the definition, history, benefits, applications, industry developments and much more! Plus, you get to tour Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities and see fully functional commercial and home aquaponic systems.

This is a great opportunity to learn about this technology first hand.

Learn more about the Intro Seminar and Tour


Extended Stay Learning Program (ESLP) – 1-3 weeks

  • Hands-on Learning for buyers of Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®

Our ESLP is is offered in one, two or three week sessions that can be booked at your convenience. During the ESLP you will be experiencing, hands-on, everything that it is involved in running a Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® in a controlled environment greenhouse. Plus, you’ll learn about system assembly and maintenance, marketing and other critical components of running an aquaponics business.

The ESLP is available to anyone who has purchased a Clear Flow Aquaponic System. Transporting your system home at the end of your ESLP is an option.
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UWSP / Nelson and Pade, Inc.® – 1 semester

  • Full Semester University Course (2 or 3 credit options)
  • Co-developed and co-taught: UWSP / Nelson and Pade, Inc.®

If you are a student and want to enroll in a 2 or 3-credit, full semester course on aquaponics, this is the course for you.

Enrollment is through UW-Stevens Point, but you can be a student at any college or university. Course is offered in the spring semester.
Registration for the Spring, 2017 Courses Now Open!

Learn more about the UWSP / Nelson and Pade full-semester Aquaponics Course


Information

Course and Registration Details

Class size is limited and enrollment is on a first come-first serve basis so sign up early to ensure your enrollment.

Online Registration or Download and Print the Master Class Registration Form

If you have questions or need additional information, call us at 608-297-8708 or email info@aquaponics.com

Email us  if you’d like to receive updated course schedules and information!