New Aquaponics Center Unveiled in Montello
Plants are already growing at the center. Photo courtesy of UWSP.

New Aquaponics Center Unveiled in Montello

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.

Photo courtesy of UWSP.

Photo courtesy of UWSP.

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.

 

MyKayla Hilgart

News & Environment Editor

mhilg143@uwsp.edu

 

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