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Aquaponics class, lab through UWSP fuels economic engine in state

Aquaponics class, lab fuels economic engine in state

4:02 PM, Jun. 6, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student Laura Wright creates a culinary treat from fish grown aquaponically for her team's hypothetical business.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student Laura Wright creates a culinary treat from fish grown aquaponically for her team's hypothetical business.
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After most college classes ended for the spring semester, 26 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students spent three days at a hands-on lab in Montello. Their classroom was an aquaponics greenhouse.

They built and tested an aquaponics system, learned fish biology and plant taxonomy and developed marketing campaigns at Nelson and Pade Inc. in Montello. A global leader in aquaponics systems, Nelson and Pade partners with UWSP to teach the only semester-long aquaponics course at a four-year accredited university in the United States.

Students learned how to grow fresh fish together ...

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