Current Projects

Creekside Aquaponics Farm Ready to Grow!

Creekside Farms in Neenah, Wisconsin has launched their commercial aquaponic farm. Their NP Greenhouse and 6-800 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® in ready to grow! The initial greenhouse is 14,000 sq. ft. Expansion plans include 2 additional 6-800 greenhouses on this location.

Western Kentucky Aquaponics Breaks Ground

Western Kentucky Aquaponics is preparing for the construction of their commercial aquaponics farm. They will utilize a 6-500 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® in an NP Greenhouse.

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® License and Representation Agreements

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is finalizing License Agreements in Canada, Bulgaria and the Balkins and has secured representation in the Caspian Sea Region and in the US in the health and wellness industry.


Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Ships System to Malawi, Africa

Nelson and Pade, Inc. shipped a Clear Flow Aquaponic System® to Malawi. This project was funded and will be operated by Lakeland College. A team of students and staff from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI travelled to Malawi and helped install the system.

AquaSprout Aquaponics Farm Receives First Fish

The Mitzak brothers at AquaSprout Farm have started their 4-200 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® and stocked their first batch of tilapia.

Montana Aquaponic Farm Nears Completion

An aquaponic Farm in Montana is nearing completion of their 30,000 sq. ft. NP-Greenhouse and aquaponics farm.  They will use a 8-1200 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® to raise fish and vegetables.

Mississauga Food Bank Ribbon Cutting

AquaGrow Farms at the Mississauga Food Bank in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada has launched! The food bank is using Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® to provide fresh food and education to the people of Mississauga. Rebecca Nelson, co-founder of Nelson and Pade, Inc. attended the Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

Lake Orchard Farms is off to a Great Start!

Lake Orchard Farm in Sheboygan, WI has launched their aquaponics business with a 6-500 Clear Flow Aquaponic System®. They utilized existing infrastructure and a barn to house the fish nursery, fish and filter tanks, which feed the plant beds in a new controlled environment greenhouse. The Calkin’s Family also owns Lake Orchard Retreat Bed and Breakfast.

Large-scale Commercial Farm in West Texas

A 3 acre aquaponic farm in West Texas is up and running.  This farm uses 24-1200 gallon fish tanks in  patented Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® with ZDEP® to support nearly 2 acres of lettuce and tomato production.

South Mountain Micro Farms, MD

After completing intensive training in the Aquaponics Master Class™ and Extended Stay Learning Programs at Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, the Sellers Family has completed construction of their new commercial aquaponics farm in Maryland.

Green Relief, Ontario, Canada

Green Relief is a large indoor aquaponic farm in Ontario, Canada.  Phase one covers just under and acre and has been operating since mid 2015. Phase two is a large scale expansion that will cover 4 acres.  LEDs provide light for plant growth at this indoor farm.

Aquaponic Farms Using Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®

southern-organicsMid 2015 – We have quite a few commercial Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® that have gone into production recently. These include:

  • Fish’s Garden (4-500), Camp Verde, AZ
  • Bluegrass Aquaponics (4-500), Versailles, KY
  • Eco-Rich Farms (4-800), Greenback, TN
  • Miller Family Farms (6-500), Carney, MI
  • Metro Farms (6-800), Chicago, IL
  • ORC Industries, WI
  • Vallhalla Farms, WI
  • Wholesome Meadows Farm, KS
  • Lake Orchard Farm, WI

New at Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, Montello, WI

new-aquaponic-greenhousesBeginning mid-June, 2014, Nelson and Pade, Inc.® initiated and completed nearly 1/2 acre of construction projects on their Montello business campus. Projects included removing their original greenhouse and replacing it with a new, state-of-the-art, 14,000 sq. ft. greenhouse (home to Nelson and Pade’s, Inc.® commercial 6-500 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® and the UWSP-Aquaponics Innovation Center), building a new 800 sq. ft hobby greenhouse and constructing a 6,000 sq. ft. storage and manufacturing building. It was a monumental undertaking but is now all complete!
Watch the construction video!

UWSP – Aquaponics Innovation Center

The Aquaponics Innovation Center (AIC) will provide education, research and resources to further economic and workforce development. It is housed in a portion of the new 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art controlled environment greenhouse at Nelson and Pade’ Inc.® in Montello, WI. The center will foster new business innovation and ways to overcome obstacles for this rapidly growing food production industry.

The AIC consists of 6 replicated, aquaponic lab systems, each designed with control parameters to manipulate temperature, water quality, stocking ratios and microbiology. Nelson and Pade, Inc.® used science-based for optimum performance, control and research.

Read about the UWSP / Nelson and Pade, Inc. Partnership

Aquaponics Booming in Wisconsin

vallhala-farmsAquaponics in Wisconsin is growing rapidly, with many new Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® being built in late 2014 and early 2015. Current projects in Wisconsin include:

  • LaCrosse, WI, 6-1200 system
  • Mindoro, WI, 6-1200 system
  • Bowler, WI, 4-500 system
  • Sheboygan, WI, 4-500 system
  • Poy Sippe, WI, 4-300 system
  • Minocqua, WI, 4-200 system

Look for aquaponically-grown produce in these towns soon!

Project Planning for New Projects

We are in the Project Planning Phase for several new projects, Updated, Dec. 2014:

  • A large commercial project in Malaysia
  • A commercial project on an organic farm in Wisconsin
  • A large commercial project outside of Chicago
  • A commercial/social project for a non-profit, educational farm in New York
  • A large commercial project at a former hog farm in Wisconsin
  • A large commercial indoor project in Ontario, Canada

2+ New Acres in Commercial Production, Fall 2013

We have several large new commercial aquaponic farms that are now being built (with several others in the planning stage) which will soon be producing food across the United States using Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®.

These include:

  • 20,000 sq. ft in Idaho,
  • 15,000 sq. ft. in Alabama
  • 12,000 sq. ft. in Tennessee
  • 12,000 sq. ft. in Chicago
  • 6,000 sq. ft. in Michigan
  • 8,000 sq. ft. in Michigan
  • 6,000 sq. ft. in Texas
  • 5,000 sq. ft. in Kentucky

These farms combined will cover over 2 acres and will annually produce approximately 750,000 heads of lettuce and 50,000 lbs. of fish.

Aquaponics in the Survival condo

SC01Nelson and Pade, Inc.® has designed, built and installed a unique underground aquaponic system at the Survival Condo in Glasco, Kansas. We visited the facility and met project manager, Larry Hall, in October, 2011. During this visit, we took part in the filming of a documentary on the project for National Geographic Channel. The system was designed and built in mid 2012 and installed by our team in October, 2012. View Photo Gallery