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Rebecca L. Nelson

Entrepreneur, Author, Educator
Specializing in Aquaponic Food Production

“I truly believe that aquaponics has the potential to change the face of agriculture while increasing the availability of fresh, nutritious food for people around the world.” Rebecca Nelson

About Rebecca

Rebecca Nelson is co-founder and co-owner of Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, the global leader in aquaponic systems and training, and she is an adjunct instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Rebecca is the author of the first and primary book on aquaponics, Aquaponic Food Production, and is the editor of the Aquaponics Journal®, published continuously from 1997-2013. Rebecca writes the curriculums for and teaches in Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s Aquaponics Master Classes® and guides the company’s media and advertising efforts. Rebecca is a featured authority on local and national radio, TV, magazine and newspaper coverage of aquaponics. Most recently, she appeared on TV in both Madison, WI and Belize, Central America and she was quoted in Delta Airlines Sky Magazine in a feature on aquaponics.

Accomplishments

  • 2015 Invited to join the NZ4 Global Alliance, an organization dedicated to sustainability for the future.
  • 2014-2015 Aquaponics Advisory Council, Certified Naturally Grown
  • 2013 – Appointed Board Member, WI Aquaclture Industry Advisory Council
  • 2012 – Appointed Adjunct Instructor – University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
  • 2009-2015 – Taught aquaponics to students from 85 countries +50 U.S. states
  • 2009 – Awarded Agri-business of the Year (Nelson and Pade, Inc.®)
  • 2008 – Author, “Aquaponic Food Production” book
  • 2006 – 2012 – Co-development of Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® and ZDEP® Aquaponic Systems
  • 2006–2013 – Featured aquaponics authority on local and national media
  • 2003 –  Author, “Introduction to Aquaponics” video
  • 1998-2013 – Invited speaker on aquaponics at International conferences
  • 1997-2013 – Editor and publisher of Aquaponics Journal®
  • 1996-1998 – Author, Aquaponics and hydroponic school curriculums
  • 1984-2012 – Entrepreneur and innovator

Featured Speaker /Conference Presentations

  • 2014 – WI TOPS Annual conference, Keynote Speaker
  • 2014 – Wisconsin Aquaculture Annual Conference, Invited Speaker
  • 2014 – Confluence Philanthropy conference, Sante Fe, NM
  • 2013 – International Aquaponics Conference, Invited Speakers, UWSP
  • 2013 – Natural Products and Organic Food Expo, Oshkosh, WI
  • 2013 – Winter Green Conference, Invited Speaker, Kenosha, WI
  • 2013 – World Aquaculture Conference, Keynote Speakers,Nashville, TN
  • 2013 – International Conference on Soilless Culture, Toluca, Mexico
  • 2013 – WI Aquaculture Association Conference
  • 2012 – Intl Conference on Aquaculture and Aquaponics, Cancun, Mexico
  • 2011 – Aquaculture America, New Orleans, LA
  • 2011 – Wisconsin Aquaculture Association Annual Conference
  • 2011 – Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference
  • 2010 – International conference on Soilless Culture, Singapore
  • 2010 -7th International Conference on Hydroponics, Toluca, Mexico
  • 2010 -Midwest Recirculating Aquaculture Workshop, Bayfield, WI
  • 2009 – present – Aquaponics Master class, Montello, Wisconsin
  • 2010 – Midwest Recirculating Aquaculture Workshop, Wisconsin
  • 2009 – International Conference on Soilless Culture, Costa Rica
  • 2008 – Aquaponic and Aquaculture Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2008 – 6th International Conference on Hydroponics, Toluca, Mexico
  • 2007 – Intl Conference on Soilless Culture, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 2006 – 5th International Conference on Hydroponics, Toluca, Mexico
  • 2004 – Aquaponics Seminars and Speaking Tour, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2004 – 4th International Conference on Hydroponics, Toluca, Mexico
  • 2004 – Science Alive Conference, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2003 – Science Alive Conference, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2002 – Science Alive Conference, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2001 – Hydroponic Grower’s Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • 1999 – California Science Teachers Association, Long Beach, CA
  • 1998 – Hydroponic Society of America Conference, Universal city, CA
  • 1998 – Hydroponic Merchants Association conference, San Jose, CA
  • 1998 – Aquaponics Training Workshops, Mariposa, California, USA