Online Aquaponics Classes

After over 20 years of offering aquaponics training classes, in which we have taught students from 110 countries at our facility in Wisconsin and other locations, we are now offering a variety of classes online.

The first training module, the Introduction to Aquaponics Course, is available and will be followed by additional modules throughout the summer of 2020. 

Online course attendee, Gail Wallace, shares:
Your products are inspirational, educational and the quality is outstanding.
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Online Course Offerings:

Introduction to Aquaponics – $49 – Enroll Now and Start Learning!

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Aquaponics
  • Benefits of Aquaponics
  • Applications of Aquaponics

Aquaponics 101 – $ 199 Enroll Now and Start Learning!

  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Aquaponics
  • Aquaponics Greenhouse Tour
  • Benefits of Aquaponics
  • Applications of Aquaponics
  • History of Aquaponics
  • Aquaponic System Designs and Methods
  • Crop Choices

Aquaponics Master Class® – $999 Enroll Now and Start Learning!

Industry pioneers and experts, Rebecca Nelson, John Pade and the Nelson and Pade Team, present the world renown Aquaponics Master Class® ONLINE! This comprehensive course has been attended by individuals from 110 countries. 

  • The online version brings together all of the knowledge and information of the 3-day Aquaponics Master Class®, plus:
  • Course materials
  • Quizzes
  • Bonus content available exclusively to those participating in the online course

Course Topics:

  • Aquaponics 101
  • Daily Operations
  • Science of Aquaponics
  • Greenhouses, Controlled Environment Agriculture and Indoor Farming
  • Commercial Aquaponics Business Considerations, Planning and Economics 

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Daily Operations$199 – Enroll Now and Start Learning!

  • Daily Operations Overview-A Look at all of the Operational Tasks in an Aquaponic Greenhouse
  • A Day in the Life of an Aquaponic Farmer
  • System Start up and Fish Acclimation
  • Harvesting, Selling, Transplanting and Seeding
  • Lettuce Packaging
  • Fish feeds; feeding and feed Calculation Process 
  • Feed Calculations 
  • Fish Filleting 
  • Clarifier Maintenance
  • Bio-security
  • Pest Scouting, Identification and Biological pest control 
  • Water Quality Testing and Analysis

Science of Aquaponics – $199 – Enroll Now and Start Learning!

  • Welcome
  • Water Quality Dynamics
  • Fish Biology, Part 1
  • Fish Biology, Part 2
  • Fish Health Issues: ID and  Control
  • Introduction to Plant Biology
  • Plant Lighting
  • Plant Health Issues: ID and  Control 

Greenhouses, Controlled Environment Agriculture and Indoor Farming – $199
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  • Welcome
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture Overview
  • Inside Look at the Nelson and Pade Aquaponic Greenhouse
  • Benefits, Myths and Realities of Indoor Farming
  • Monitoring, Alarms and Redundancy
  • Greenhouse Planning and Construction
  • Construction Materials and Tips
  • Construction Sequence
  • Greenhouse Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy

Commercial Aquaponics Business Considerations, Planning and Economics – $499
Estimated Release Date: October 7, 2020

  • Status of the Aquaponics Industry
  • Planning, Logistics and Implementation
  • Startup Costs
  • Operational Costs
  • Revenue and Profitability
  • Show Me the Numbers
  • Community Benefits and Agritourism
  • Marketing Aquaponic Crops
  • Rules and Regulations  (Building and Start Up, Operational, Fish, FSMA) 
  • Certifications (CNG, USDA Organic, GAP, HACCP)
  • Funding
  • Next Steps

Commercial Aquaponics Project Planning Package
Estimated Release date: November 30, 2020

Details to be announced

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Nelson and Pade, Inc.® offers a variety of aquaponics classes, seminars and training. These classes are great 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, we have a class for you.

Rebecca Nelson and John Pade have been doing aquaponics and indoor farming since before there was an Internet!  In the past 25 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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Onsite, in-person Classes

Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our onsite, in-person classes are on hold.  All scheduled dates have been cancelled until  it is safe and prudent to offer classes onsite.  In the meanwhile, we offer an abundance on online training options.  Our online training will save you the cost, risk and inconvenience of travelling.


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