Oct 15, 2020
University of Florida offers Hydroponic Vegetable Production online course

Hydroponic Vegetable Production, a greenhouse training online course, has been announced by the University of Florida IFAS Extension.

According to a  news release, the most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from University of Florida IFAS Extension is here. Learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition and plant health in these systems. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training. Topics covered include hydroponics growing systems and structures, specific vegetable crop examples, business management, and food safety. The course is offered in English and Spanish.

The course is taught by a team of instructors from the University of Florida and Cornell University, which include Bob Hochmuth, Assistant Center Director for the UF/IFAS North Florida Research & Education Center at Live Oak and Regional Specialized Extension Agent for commercial vegetable crops, and Tatiana Sanchez Commercial Horticulture Agent for UF/IFAS in Alachua County.

Hochmuth and Sanchez, along with other Extension staff, will collaborate to teach hands-on courses on hydroponics at the UF Small Farms Academy, a popular Extension program hosted at Live Oak since 2009. These popular hands-on trainings have been enjoyed by over 1,000 attendees from 20 states in the United States as well as eight other countries.

The course runs from Nov. 9 to Dec. 11, 2020 (with a week break for the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States) and includes a personalized certificate of completion. The cost is $199 per participant, with discounts if you register five or more. The last day to register is Nov. 16, 2020. Over the four weeks of the course, there are streaming video lessons, readingsand assignments (about 3-4 hours total commitment per week), which can be accessed at any time of day.

Click here to register.

For more information, including discounts for registering multiple staff, email us at [email protected], or visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/.

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