University of Florida opens registration for online greenhouse training course
The University of Florida opens registration for Costing & Profitability, an online greenhouse training course, which starts Aug. 14. The courses are designed to develop skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for greenhouse or nursery businesses.
Costing & Profitability is part of the award-winning Greenhouse Training Online program. Lead instructors are the Charlie Hall Ph.D., economist from Texas A&M University and Paul Fisher Ph.D., horticulture scientist from University of Florida IFAS Extension.
Topics that will be covered include crop enterprise budgets, income statements, allocation of overhead, seasonality, space use, shrinkage, labor cost and much more. This is advanced level course and it is designed for experienced, well-trained growers or people with upper university education. The course is offered in English and Spanish. This course is not offered every year.
The course runs Aug. 14-Sep. 8, 2023. All course material is completely online and available at any time of the day. It includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with Ph.D. professors and quizzes.
Two new modules are activated each week during the course, for a total of eight learning modules. Instruction is self-paced within the four weeks of the course, with a typical time commitment of about 6 hours per week.