Upcoming Course Helps Improve Your Greenhouse Production Cost Forecasting Skills

Labor in the greenhouse

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Developing the skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business is important for any grower. To help you build these capabilities, University of Florida (UF) Extension is offering a “Costing & Profitability” course, the fourth course of the 2019 Greenhouse Training Online courses program offered by UF-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.


The course is 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, with instructors Paul Fisher, Alan Hodges, Kevin Athearn, and Rosanna Freyre at UF, Charlie Hall from Texas A&M University, and Bill Swanekamp from Kube-Pak Corp in Allentown, NJ (winner of Greenhouse Grower’s 2019 Operation of the Year award)

The course runs from Sept. 2-30, 2019, and includes a personalized certificate of completion. The last day to register is Sept. 9. Over four weeks, it will include streaming video lessons, readings, and assignments (about three to four hours total commitment per week), which can be accessed at any time of day. Click here to register. The course is limited to 50 participants, so register quickly.

For more information, including discounts for registering multiple staff, email [email protected].