Outdoor Wisconsin, a well-loved and award-winning television show, featured Nelson and Pade Aquaponics recently. Show host, Jeff Kelm, interviewed Rebecca Nelson, Co-founder and President of Nelson and Pade, Inc. in this thorough and fascinating segment.
Devoted to the outdoor enthusiast, “Outdoor Wisconsin” is a half hour weekly magazine series that travels Wisconsin covering a variety of outdoor activities and related projects.
Rebecca comments, “Dan Small, Jeff Kelm and the Outdoor Wisconsin show are well known and well respected for their long-running efforts at showcasing Wisconsin, the outdoors and natural resources. We really appreciate their efforts and including us in their fantastic show!
5th annual Nelson and Pade, Inc.
2018 “Show Us Your System” Photo and Video Contest
The 2018 contest yielded a fantastic response and amazing entries.
Our staff truly enjoyed viewing all of the videos and photos that were submitted. We were challenged to pick the winners because we received so many great entries. So many in fact, that we had a tie and added a new video category for the year!
We appreciate all of the efforts of those who entered and also want to acknowledge the enthusiasm and passion that all entrants showed for their Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®.
Congratulations Nelson and Pade Growers on all of your great successes! We are already looking forward to next year’s entries!
Montello, WI – If you are an aquaponic farmer or gardener or hoping to become one, the aquaponics.com/store/ offers everything you need!
Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, the Most Trusted Name in Aquaponics®, has been offering information and products on their website, www.aquaponics.com, since 1996. Over the years, the website has evolved and the online store has grown. In addition to complete systemhttps://aquaponics.com/aquaponic-systems/s, equipment, training, books and more, Nelson and Pade, Inc.® has recently added hundreds of new products to their online store.
Known for offering proven aquaponic systems, Nelson and Pade, Inc.® has home and school systems available to purchase in the online store. Larger systems for schools, missions and commercial ventures are available from Nelson and Pade, Inc.® as well.
Specifically included for DIYer’s, the Aquaponic System Parts category has an abundance of components that you can use to build your own aquaponic system. This includes tanks, air diffusers and air pumps, water pumps, seals, heaters and much more.
If you are growing indoors, whether in a greenhouse or building, you will find grow lights, dehumidifiers, environmental monitoring and bio security equipment in the Indoor Growing Equipment category.
All aquaponic growers need supplies like fish food, pest control, fish nets and grow cubes. These products can be found in the Aquaponic Growing Supplies category. Additionally, books, monitoring and alarm systems and water quality test kits are all available. Of special interest to many, is the just-added Bargains and Used Equipment category.
About Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Nelson and Pade, Inc.® provides Aquaponic systems, equipment, supplies, training and support to individuals, entrepreneurs, governments and schools who want food security, food quality and a positive return on their investment. Unlike traditional agriculture, they use 1/6 of the water to sustainably grow 8 times more food per acre, without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, year ‘round, in any climate. Nelson and Pade, has the has the distinguished honor of receiving the “Sustainable Product of the Year” award in 2014, 2017 and 2018, for their Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®.
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Nelson and Pade, Inc., www.aquaponics.com
The 2018 Sustainable Business Awards are designed to recognize Wisconsin businesses for their efforts in developing sustainable products and processes and to recognize some of the amazing business leaders in the state. Each award recognizes both a large and small organization that has stood out in their specific category.
We are humbled to now be a 3-time winner of the Sustainable Product of the Year Award, having been awarded in 2014 and 2017 as well. We appreciate the efforts of the WI Sustainability Council in brining awareness to the need for and benefits of embracing sustainable practices.
In addition to the recognition of our products, we strive to implement sustainable business practices at all levels.
The Oneida Nation uses a Micro Farm 1 from Nelson and Pade, Inc. to grow fresh fish and vegetables for members of the tribe and Oneida School System. The fish and vegetables contribute to healthier food choices and enhanced nutrition.
Today two Green Bay news stations showcased this excellent effort:
ONEIDA, Wis. (WBAY-TV) Oneida Nation harvested the first fish from its aquaponics system Wednesday. The tribe used a USDA Farm to School Grant to build the program in 2016.
Inside the snow covered greenhouse lies a warm environment for Oneida Nation’s aquaponics system. It’s a connected mechanism where food, tanks, pipes, and lights create a system for fish and veggies to grow.
“We’re in a recirculating system of water where our fish benefit our plants,” Kristy Krenke, Oneida Nation Training and Outreach Intern said. “Our plants in turn will clean our water for our fish.”
There’s about 70 tilapia per tank and it takes about 26 weeks before the fish are ready to be harvested. Oneida Nation is primarily focused on utilizing the lettuce saying, in full production, more than 100 heads of lettuce can be produced a week. “We’re in Wisconsin, winter is a hard one, where not a lot of fresh food is available locally,” said Krenke. The lettuce that is grown is part of the salad bar at Oneida Nation High School. “We would like to see all of our lettuce be utilized at the school and we would like to see the school just purchasing our lettuce,” said Krenke.
On Wednesday, veterans from the tribe had fish tacos. Using the lettuce along with the tilapia from the aquaponics system.
“I’ve never had it, it’s kind of like perch a little bit,” Michael Hill, a Navy Veteran said. “It’s good, I like it.”
Nelson and Pade, Inc.® is honored to announce that Rebecca Nelson, co-founder of Nelson and Pade Inc.®, is a featured speaker at Seeds and Chips, the Leading Food Innovation Summit in the World. This prestigious even takes place in Milan, Italy, May 7-10, 2018.
Speakers include John Kerry, former US Secretary of State, Howard Schultz, Exec. Chairman of Starbucks, Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and other prominent individuals with a focus on sustainability in the food and wellness industries.
Rebecca shares: “I am so humbled to be speaking at Seeds and Chips, in Milan. I will be among global leaders, food innovators and social entrepreneurs, all sharing our passion for creating resilient food systems, embracing good health and wellness and improving nutrition and well-being for all.” Rebecca’s talk is in the session titled: “The Billion Dollar Future of Controlled Environment Agriculture.”
Nelson and Pade, Inc.® will also be an exhibitor at Seeds and Chips, showcasing innovative aquaponic technology, Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®, training and education programs.
Seeds Chips is dedicated to showcasing international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world. The 15,000 attendees will meet leading global entrepreneurs, investors and executives building the future of food. Over 200 exhibitors will showcase products and innovations.
Aquaculture North America published an Aquaponics Spotlight in their Nov/Dec 2017 edition. Nelson and Pade, Inc. and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: Aquaponics Innovation Center, were prominently featured.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Dining Services now offers local aquaponic lettuce at the deli line and salad bar in the Dreyfus University Center, and the salad bar at Upper Debot.
This lettuce is grown just over 60 miles south of campus at Nelson and Pade Inc. in Montello, Wisconsin. Aquaponic lettuce was first offered to students at these locations last semester and since then has grown in popularity.
Angel Alcantar, assistant director of culinary operations on campus, says that demand is so great at Upper Debot, that the University now purchases 192 heads of aquaponic lettuce a week for that location alone. Alcantar said that the dining services buys aquaponic lettuce to reflect the student body’s desire for a more sustainable campus.
Aquaponics’ green credentials and sustainability is attracting Winconsin’s young generation into farming, says Chris Hartleb, professor of Fisheries Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP).
Hartleb, who follows the state’s aquaculture industry, says an influx of newer, younger fish farm owners and the rapid rise of aquaponic farms is spurring industry growth. “Generally, the growth of Wisconsin’s aquaculture industry has been stagnant for the past 10 years with as many new businesses opening as others closing,” he tells Aquaculture North America (ANA).
In collaboration with aquaponics industry leader Nelson and Pade Inc, the Aquaponics Master Class has now educated over 1,400 students from over 101 countries and all 50 states since the course began in 1997.