With support from a state economic development incentive grant, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is building an Aquaponic Innovation Center to train workers and enhance economic development.
The center will be located at Nelson and Pade, Inc., Montello, UW-Stevens Point’s partner in developing an aquaponics training program. It will be housed in a portion of a new 13,500-square-foot, controlled-environment greenhouse Nelson and Pade is building in Marquette County to expand classroom space and demonstrate its commercial aquaponic systems.
The Aquaponic Innovation Center will provide education and resources for economic and workforce development. New business innovation and ways to overcome obstacles for this rapidly growing food production industry will be explored.