Hort Daily Covers FARM HER at Nelson and Pade
Year-round fish and vegetables in the northern climate of Wisconsin
Recently, FarmHer visited Rebecca Nelson who, along with her husband, has quietly become a driving force in the aquaponics industry. Armed with just a desire to grow their own food, the couple started a small hydroponic farm back in the ’80s. From there, they wanted to use fewer chemicals so that led them to aquaponics. The process results in high-quality fish and also high-quality vegetables that can be produced in the northern climate of Wisconsin 365 days a year. Today, what started as a science experiment has started an industry. In addition to a large commercial facility, Nelson and Pade also provide systems, training, and support for people who want to get started in aquaponics, around the world.