PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER, NELSON AND PADE INC
Rebecca Nelson is President and co-founder of Nelson and Pade, Inc.®, the Most Trusted Name in Aquaponics®. Nelson and Pade, Inc.® provides complete, science-based Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems®, comprehensive aquaponics training and long-term grower support to customers around the world. Rebecca is an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and she helped co-develop and co-teaches the first full semester University course on aquaponics. Rebecca is the author of the first and primary book on aquaponics, Aquaponic Food Production, as well as school curriculums, videos, training manuals, operation manuals and many articles on aquaponics. She published and edited the Aquaponics Journal®, from 1997-2013 (62 issues). Rebecca has actively been involved in indoor agriculture since 1984 and aquaponic food production since the early 1990’s. Rebecca has created the curriculum for and co-teaches the Aquaponics Master Class®, which to date has had attendees from 103 countries, all 50 US states and 3 US territories. She was recently inducted into the NZ4 Global Alliance and has previously served on the Boards of the Wisconsin Aquaculture Association and the Hydroponics Society of America. Rebecca served on the Certified Naturally Grown Aquaponics Advisory Council from 2014-2015 and was appointed to the WI Aquaculture Advisory Council in 2013. Rebecca has been an invited speaker at conferences and events around the world and is a featured authority on local and national radio, TV, magazine and newspaper coverage of aquaponics.