University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses 'Costing and Profitability' starts August 14

Develop the skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business. Costing & Profitability is part of the Greenhouse Training Online program. Lead instructors are the economist Dr. Charlie Hall from Texas A&M University and horticulture scientist Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Topics covered include crop enterprise budgets, income statements, allocation of overhead, seasonality, space use, shrinkage, labor cost, and much more. This course is an advanced level, and it is designed for experienced, well-trained growers or people with upper university education. The course is offered in English and Spanish. Rated 4.5 out of 5 by grower participants. This course is not offered every year.

The course runs from August 14 to September 8, 2023. The cost is $US530 per participant, with a 20% discount if you register 5 or more. All course material is completely online and available at any time of the day and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with PhD professors, and quizzes. Two new modules are activated each week during the course, for a total of 8 learning modules. Instruction is at your own pace and time within the 4 weeks of the course, with a typical time commitment of about 6 hours per week.

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