UW-Stevens Point’s aquaponics conference, courses, generating interest in new facet of agriculture
Agri-View Newspaper, Madison

By Jane Fyksen

The first International Aquaponics Conference was held last month in Stevens Point. As a type of agriculture, aquaponics is still in its infancy, but gauging from the attendance, it’s generating lots of interest, both in this country and abroad.


As the fledgling aquaponics industry grows, the need for trained greenhouse-system managers has emerged. UW-Stevens Point has responded by becoming a leader in aquaponics education. In partnership with Nelson and Pade Aquaponics, a Montello-based provider of aquaponics systems, supplies and training, UW-Stevens Point has become the first accredited university to offer semester-long aquaponics classes.

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