UF Announces 2017 Online Course Schedule
Do you have employees who are irrigating and fertilizing greenhouse crops, but have not had formal training in horticulture?
The University of Florida IFAS Extension can help them make better crop management decisions.
For the third year, the UF IFAS Extension will be offering online training courses in English and Spanish starting on June 19, 2017. This year will feature a brand new course, Costing and Profitability.
Each course runs for four weeks, and includes a personalized certificate of completion. Classes are completely online, and include streaming videos, readings, and assignments. They are available any time of the day, and new modules activated each week during the course.
To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.
The 2017 schedule of online courses includes:
|Greenhouse 101||06/19 – 07/14||•||$199|
|Nutrient Management 1 (Intro)||07/24 – 08/18||••||$199|
|Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced)||08/28 – 09/22||•••||$199|
|Weed Management||09/25 – 10/20||••||$199|
|Costing and Profitability||10/30 – 12/01||•••||$499|
*Introductory: Practical experience but without formal horticultural science education
** Intermediate: Some experience and training, or entry university level
***Advanced: Experienced, well-trained grower, or upper university level
The first course offered, Greenhouse 101, serves as introduction to the series of online classes offered by the University of Florida. It teaches the underlying horticultural science of plant growth to students who haven’t had a formal training in horticulture. Topics covered are plant parts and functions, photosynthesis and growth, greenhouse technology, flowering, compactness and branching, irrigation, nutrition, and plant health.
For more information contact the university at [email protected]