By Lyn Jerde
Aquaponics is no fish story.
Sure, there are 500-gallon water tanks, full of swimming tilapia in the greenhouse at Nelson and Pade in Montello. And sure, many of those fish eventually end up batter-fried, blackened or broiled.
But in aquaponics, fish aren’t the primary crop...
...That’s why Nelson and Pade have formed a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for hands-on education in the industry — education that, starting in September, will be a required component for anyone seeking certification in aquaponics from UWSP.