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WiSys applauds The Farmory’s ribbon cutting

GREEN BAY—The Farmory, working closely with UW-Green Bay, launched an aquaponics farm and fish hatchery in Green Bay on Feb. 10.

The Farmory is a 501(c)3 nonprofit indoor urban farm with a social mission. The farm focuses on aquaponics and aquaculture and provides the fuel for our programming objectives which provide learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture that build economic self-sufficiency, improve health, well-being and the environment.

WiSys has been a big supporter of the project.

In 2018, WiSys made a two-year commitment to UW-Green Bay researchers working on the yellow perch hatchery. WiSys funded the full-time salary project research scientist Ken Webb as well as the time of the primary investigator on the project, UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Dr. Patrick Forsythe. The funding also provided UW-Green Bay students with hands-on research and internships.

“WiSys applauds the excellent work of The Farmory and UW-Green Bay for bringing this urban farm to reality,” said WiSys President Arjun Sanga. “The Farmory stands to benefit the people of Northeast Wisconsin as well as open up opportunities for student and faculty research at UW-Green Bay.”

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.