Online Aquaponics Classes


Aquaponics online courses

Aquaponics online courses from Nelson and Pade

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 Offerings:

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

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

Aquaponics 101 – $ 199 Enroll and Start Learning Now!

  • 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 and Start Learning Now!

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
Estimated Release Date: June 10, 2020

  • Welcome
  • System Start up, fish cycle, plant cycle
  • Bio-security
  • Daily operations
    • Seeding, transplanting and Harvesting
    • Cleaning and Sanitation
    • Filter Maintenance
    • Fry Acclimation
    • Fish purge, harvesting filleting and processing
  • Pest Scouting, Identification and Biological pest control
  • Fish feeding
    • Fish feeds
    • Feeding techniques
    • Feed calculations
  • Water Quality Testing and Analysis
  • System inputs: iron, pH buffer, bacteria-based insecticides and fungicides

Science of Aquaponics – $199
Estimated Release Date: July 1, 2020

  • Welcome
  • Water Quality Dynamics
  • Fish Biology
  • Fish Feeding and Feed Behaviors
  • Fish Disease Control and Treatments
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Lighting
  • Plant Disease Control and Treatments
  • Food Safety and reduced risks in aquaponics

Greenhouses, Controlled Environment Agriculture and Indoor Farming – $199
Estimated Release Date: July 29

  • Welcome
  • Greenhouse Selection
  • Greenhouse Components
  • Greenhouse Design for Aquaponics
  • Considerations for growing in a new or existing building
  • Environmental Control
  • Tips for Greenhouse Construction
  • Monitoring and Alarm Systems
  • Generator Selection
  • Alternative Energy

Commercial Aquaponics Business Considerations, Planning and Economics – $499
Estimated Release Date: Aug 28

Commercial Aquaponics Project Planning Package
Estimated Release date: Sept 20, 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!