Current Projects

Central Wisconsin Farm Ready to Grow!

A new aquaponic farm in central Wisconsin has launched their commercial aquaponic farming venture. Their Commercial 150 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® in ready to grow! The initial greenhouse is 14,000 sq. ft. Expansion plans include 2 additional systems at this location.

Western Kentucky Aquaponics Completes Greenhouse

Western Kentucky Aquaponics has their greenhouse completed for their commercial aquaponics farm. They will utilize a Commercial 100 Clear Flow Aquaponic System®  As of  early March, 2018, the greenhouse is complete and the aquaponic system is ready to be installed. The first photo was taken during a pre-construction site visit, last fall of 2017.  The following photos were taken during a site visit in late February, 2018.

Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Ships System to Malawi, Africa

Nelson and Pade, Inc. shipped a Clear Flow Aquaponic System® to Malawi. This project was funded and will be operated by Lakeland College. A team of students and staff from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI travelled to Malawi and helped install the system.

AquaSprout Aquaponics Farm Has First Lettuce Harvests

The Mitzak brothers at AquaSprout Farm have started their Commercial 35 Clear Flow Aquaponic System®, stocked their first batch of tilapia and now are harvesting their first lettuce.

Montana Aquaponic Farm Nears Completion

An aquaponic Farm in Montana is up and running in their new 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse.
They are using a Commercial 300 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® to raise fish and vegetables that will be sold locally.

Mississauga Food Bank Ribbon Cutting

AquaGrow Farms at the Mississauga Food Bank in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada has launched! The food bank is using Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® to provide fresh food and education to the people of Mississauga. Rebecca Nelson, co-founder of Nelson and Pade, Inc. attended the Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

Green Relief, Ontario, Canada

Green Relief is a large indoor aquaponic farm in Ontario, Canada.  Phase one covers just under and acre and has been operating since mid 2015. Phase two is a large scale expansion that will cover 4 acres.  LEDs provide light for plant growth at this indoor farm.

New at Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, Montello, WI

new-aquaponic-greenhousesBeginning mid-June, 2014, Nelson and Pade, Inc.® initiated and completed nearly 1/2 acre of construction projects on their Montello business campus. Projects included removing their original greenhouse and replacing it with a new, state-of-the-art, 14,000 sq. ft. greenhouse (home to Nelson and Pade’s, Inc.® commercial 6-500 Clear Flow Aquaponic System® and the UWSP-Aquaponics Innovation Center), building a new 800 sq. ft hobby greenhouse and constructing a 6,000 sq. ft. storage and manufacturing building. It was a monumental undertaking but is now all complete!
Watch the construction video!

UWSP – Aquaponics Innovation Center

The Aquaponics Innovation Center (AIC) will provide education, research and resources to further economic and workforce development. It is housed in a portion of the new 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art controlled environment greenhouse at Nelson and Pade’ Inc.® in Montello, WI. The center will foster new business innovation and ways to overcome obstacles for this rapidly growing food production industry.

The AIC consists of 6 replicated, aquaponic lab systems, each designed with control parameters to manipulate temperature, water quality, stocking ratios and microbiology. Nelson and Pade, Inc.® used science-based for optimum performance, control and research.

 UWSP / Nelson and Pade, Inc. Partnership

Aquaponics Booming in Wisconsin

vallhala-farmsAquaponics in Wisconsin is growing rapidly, with many new Nelson and Pade, Inc.® Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems® being built in late 2014 and early 2015. Current projects in Wisconsin include:

  • LaCrosse, WI, 6-1200 system
  • Mindoro, WI, 6-1200 system
  • Bowler, WI, 4-500 system
  • Sheboygan, WI, 4-500 system
  • Poy Sippe, WI, 4-300 system
  • Minocqua, WI, 4-200 system

Look for aquaponically-grown produce in these towns soon!

Project Planning for New Projects

We are in the Project Planning Phase for several new projects, Updated, Dec. 2014:

  • A large commercial project in Malaysia
  • A commercial project on an organic farm in Wisconsin
  • A large commercial project outside of Chicago
  • A commercial/social project for a non-profit, educational farm in New York
  • A large commercial project at a former hog farm in Wisconsin
  • A large commercial indoor project in Ontario, Canada

2+ New Acres in Commercial Production, Fall 2013

We have several large new commercial aquaponic farms that are now being built (with several others in the planning stage) which will soon be producing food across the United States using Nelson and Pade, Inc.®’s Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®.

These include:

  • 20,000 sq. ft in Idaho,
  • 15,000 sq. ft. in Alabama
  • 12,000 sq. ft. in Tennessee
  • 12,000 sq. ft. in Chicago
  • 6,000 sq. ft. in Michigan
  • 8,000 sq. ft. in Michigan
  • 6,000 sq. ft. in Texas
  • 5,000 sq. ft. in Kentucky

These farms combined will cover over 2 acres and will annually produce approximately 750,000 heads of lettuce and 50,000 lbs. of fish.

Aquaponics in the Survival condo

SC01Nelson and Pade, Inc.® has designed, built and installed a unique underground aquaponic system at the Survival Condo in Glasco, Kansas. www.survivalcondo.com We visited the facility and met project manager, Larry Hall, in October, 2011. During this visit, we took part in the filming of a documentary on the project for National Geographic Channel. The system was designed and built in mid 2012 and installed by our team in October, 2012. View Photo Gallery