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Commercial aquaponics facilities operating globally and growing exponentially
Countries and all 50 states represented in taking the Aquaponics Master Class
Job placement after receiving the Professional Aquaponics Certificate
Undergrads and 17 Graduates completed the UWSP Aquaponics Courses since 2011


UWSP Online Aquaponics Course
UWSP continues to be the only accredited university in the nation to offer a full semester aquaponics course and professional aquaponics certificate program with Nelson and Pade, Inc. This course is offered for credit or non-credit with reduced fee.
Aquaponics Spotlight
UWSP Director Chris Hartleb and Nelson and Pade share with ANA trends and forecast for the growing aquaponics industry along with highlighting walleye as a new species for aquaponics
ANA highlights UW Stevens Points workforce development and education programs for aquaponics and aquaculture...

 Aquaponics at UW-Stevens Point

Aquaponics, integrated fish & soilless plant production, is a transformational global agriculture business practice that ranges from home-food production to large-scale commercial businesses.  Aquaponics growth in the U.S has been nothing short of phenomenal and is driven by the local food movement and safe & sustainable food production.

UW-Stevens Point is a national leader in aquaponics education, offering the nation’s first semester-long college aquaponics courses in partnership with aquaponics industry leader, Nelson and Pade, Inc.® and a professional aquaponics certificate.

UW-Stevens Point operates the Aquaponics Innovation Center – a collaborative, public/private venture conducting state-of-the-art research and demonstration.

Our Mission for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Aquaponics program promotes public education and advances the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge for sustainable aquaponics.

Our Vision for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Aquaponics Program is a center that shall be recognized for promoting sustainable aquaponics among the public, private and tribal sectors through applied research, demonstration, technology transfer, and outreach; serving as an incubator for new aquaponics practices; providing students and faculty resources for the development of life-long learning opportunities.