Nelson and Pade, Inc.® – Who We Are

The Nelson and Pade Team, November, 2017
The Nelson and Pade Team, November, 2017

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® provides
aquaponic systems, 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,
we 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.

 

History and Achievements

Awards, Recognition and Partnerships

Tour our Business Campus, Montello, WI


Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the leading purveyor of quality, science-based aquaponic systems, training and support and to promote and cultivate success for our customers in aquaponic food production, helping to fill the global demand for sustainably grown, premium quality fish and vegetables.

Value Statement

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® provides aquaponic systems, 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, we 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.

Vision Statement

  • We believe that our company can help to provide food security for all nations through aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture.
  • We engage in sustainable business and manufacturing processes and inspire our employees to be the best they can be.
  • As the global leader in aquaponic food production, we demonstrate responsible growth while focusing on innovation, sustainability and efficiency.

Philosophy

Rebecca Nelson and John Pade, Co-founders, Nelson and Pade, Inc.®

It is more important than ever to utilize methods of cultivating food that are safe and sustainable and result in food that is healthful and free of contamination. Aquaponics, when combined with indoor agriculture, is used to grow large quantities of high quality, fresh food in relatively small spaces in an environmentally friendly way. Applied in commercial operations, education, missions and backyard gardens, aquaponics is at the forefront of a new wave of sustainable agriculture.

Rebecca Nelson and John Pade, the founders of Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, believe aquaponic food production can help achieve food security around the world. In consulting, teaching, writing and publishing, they share experience, knowledge and information accumulated through many years of hands-on commercial aquaponic and hydroponic production and research.

For Rebecca Nelson and John Pade, aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture is not a passing fancy, it is not a get-rich quick scheme and it is not new. It is a passion and it is their life’s work.

Their knowledge of hydroponic and aquaponic technology stems from years of hands-on, successful operation of commercial hydroponic and aquaponic greenhouses and over 30 years of self-funded research and development. In addition, they have helped many others get started in hydroponics and aquaponics. As life-long entrepreneurs, they understand the business model and marketing techniques required for success in aquaponics.

Consulting, teaching and other business interests have taken Nelson and Pade to over 25 countries around the world. As they have travelled the globe and studied modern agriculture, nutrition and food safety, they are confident that aquaponics can help resolve many of the world’s problems and can sustainably provide a high quality food supply, while having a positive impact on the environment.


Global Impact

As of March, 2018:

  • We have shipped our Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® to customers in nearly every US state and 27 countries.
  • We have had attendees travel from over 100 countries to our training facility to participate in our Aquaponics Master Class®.
  • We have spoken at conferences and taught classes addressing people from every continent about aquaponics and indoor farming.
  • We are having a positive global impact on the availability of fresh food around the world.