Illinois Will Be Home of the First Aquaponics MicroFarm

At the end of last week, aquaponics history was made again as our first MicroFarm Clear Flow Aquaponics System®, departed our campus and headed home with new Nelson and Pade Grower, Tony Stirling, just south of the border to Illinois. Tony is in the photo, on the right, along with Nelson and Pade Team members Matt O’Connell, Mike Keeran and Bryan Dishman.

The MicroFarm Clear Flow Aquaponics System® was designed by John Pade at the end of 2016 as a way to meet the needs of our potential growers and the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA). The FSA offers a Microloan Program that is perfect for starting a small aquaponic farm. The focus of this loan is to meet the financing needs of small, beginning farmers, niche and non-traditional farm operations, and or those using hydroponic, aquaponic, organic and vertical growing methods.

Learn more about the FSA Microloan Program

With the MicroFarm Clear Flow Aquaponics System®, you can get started growing and earning money in aquaponics right away. With proper environmental control and grow lights to supplement sunlight, you can achieve an annual production of nearly 13,000 heads of leafy greens and 1,000 whole tilapia.

Our bundled package that we offer supplies you with everything you need: A complete, science-based system with all of the suggested additional accessories, training and assembly guidance in our Nelson and Pade Success Package, and a greenhouse!

Learn more about the MicroFarm Clear Flow Aquaponics System®

We look forward to following along on the progress of the first MicroFarm and our new grower. Welcome to the Nelson and Pade Family Tony!