Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Although our company had one of the early websites on the Internet with video, it has been missing from our site for the past decade. We’ve been so busy developing, building and shipping Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®, creating comprehensive course content, teaching courses, speaking at conferences and writing books, manuals and curriculums, we really hadn’t slowed down to tell our story. Now we are changing that. We've hired videographer, Chad Adams, to launch a new era of aquaponics video on the web.
With all of the poorly shot, shaky, videos of backyard aquaponics on the web, you will see a completely different approach in our videos, which show our fully developed aquaponics systems and methods and an industry that is already developed. We have a clear path to success for aquaponic growers, which includes offering training, science-based systems and tech support using our 20+ years in aquaponics and 30+ years’ experience in controlled environment agriculture.
I am very happy to announce the introduction of Nelson and Pade, Inc.’s videos to aquaponics.com and YouTube. Our new YouTube channel is: http://www.youtube.com/nelsonandpade/
Over the next month, videos will be appearing throughout our website and on our You Tube channel. Here is a sampling of a few:
Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®
Nelson and Pade, Inc. Workshops
History of Nelson and Pade, Inc.
In watching these videos, you’ll have an opportunity to get to know who Nelson and Pade, Inc. is, as a company, as a leader in the industry and as individuals who make up our highly skilled team.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Nelson and Pade, Inc., a company in Montello, WI specializing in aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture, was one of 6 fish farms in the state open to the public on Saturday, July 21, to celebrate Wisconsin Aquaculture Day, sponsored by the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association. Starting at 9am, people began arriving at Nelson and Pade’s aquaponic greenhouse in Montello, WI. Tours were non-stop, with people from all over Wisconsin and beyond. In addition to homemade cookies, courtesy of Mary Nelson, guests had the opportunity to sample aquaponically-grown salads and grilled and fried tilapia, grown in Nelson and Pade’s Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®.
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Ben Brancel encouraged consumers to join him in visiting their local fish farm on Aquaculture Day. Secretary Brancel joined Nelson and Pade, Inc. and was very happy to see the great turn-out…a steady stream of people, numbering in the hundreds.
The Wisconsin Aquaculture Association (WAA) is an industry-led organization dedicated to promote, educate and advocate for economic viability and environmental sustainability in aquaculture. In addition to the WI Aquaculture Day, WAA sponsors workshops, seminars and conferences on fish farming. Wisconsin aquaculture is an important agriculture industry and offers a healthy product to enjoy year-round. Fish are high in protein and potassium and low in fat, calories and cholesterol. When buying locally-grown fish, consumers are supporting their local farms and local economy. Wisconsin aquaculture has a $21 million economic impact with more than 2,400 fish farms across the state. Fish farms in Wisconsin raise fish for food, stocking and bait. Our state ranks first in the Midwest for aquaculture production.
Nelson and Pade, Inc. is the leader of the aquaponics industry and offers complete aquaponic systems, supplies and training for all applications, including home food production, commercial aquaponics, education, research and mission projects. Nelson and Pade, Inc.'s 20+ years of experience in aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture are reflected in proven system designs, successful operations, comprehensive training and knowledgeable staff.
For more information on WAA, visit www.wisconsinaquaculture.com. For more information on Nelson and Pade, Inc. and aquaponics, visit www.aquaponics.com or call 608-297-8708.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Portage Daily Register
Most people immediately think of fish when they hear about aquaculture.
At Nelson and Pade Inc., in Montello, fish is only part of the business.
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel will be at the aquaponics company Saturday to help people learn more about the industry on Aquaculture Day.
“They raise tilapia, and I thought it was a good way to go out and help the fish farming industry and advance their agriculture efforts in Wisconsin,” Brancel said.
Brancel said fish farms provide only about 2 percent of consumed seafood in the state, so he sees room for a lot of growth.
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