International Aquaponics Conference

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Last month the first ever International Aquaponics Conference was held at Stevens Point, WI. Even though aquaponics is a new form of agriculture, it has a growing interest in demand, both in the United States and abroad. UW-Stevens Point College was the first college to offer classes specific to aquaponics in 2012. There will soon be a professional certificate available, something that will new to the United States. Classes will focus around chemistry, horticulture and aquaculture.

During the conference, the International Aquaponics Society was founded with the mission of research and education. Many who attended the conference, believe that the numbers of attendees will double or triple for next year. Classes at UW- Stevens Point College have also doubled. You can learn more about the conference here.