The new Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Nelson and Pade Inc., opened on Thursday, April 23, with a facility tour.
Nelson and Pade has more than 20 years of experience with building aquaponics facilities. They partnered with UWSP to help foster a workforce trained specifically in aquaculture. The facility is currently raising walleye and a variety of produce.
The 4,800 square foot center was designed as an outlet for biology students to gain hands-on experience.
A $677,000 state economic development grant funded the center.
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