Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Montello, WI - Dr. James Rakocy, Director, Agriculture Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands will be co-teaching the Aquaponics and Controlled Environment Workshop offered by Nelson and Pade, Inc, Montello, WI, Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2010. During his 30-year career as a research scientist and administrator, Dr. Rakocy has earned worldwide respect for his research on aquaponics and for developing a commercially viable aquaponic system.
Rebecca Nelson and John Pade, owners of Nelson and Pade, Inc., are known internationally for their experience, knowledge and real-world expertise in aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture. Together, Nelson, Pade and Rakocy will teach this comprehensive, fun and exciting hands-on workshop, sharing their 60+ years combined experience in aquaponics with workshop attendees. As a team, they will be offering instruction to help new and existing growers increase their knowledge and gain hands-on experience in an energy-efficient, aquaponic greenhouse. The aquaponic systems in the greenhouse are designed to be highly productive, maximizing the use of greenhouse space. more »