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greenhouse training onlineAFE is a proud sponsor of the following 4-week award-winning certificate courses from UF/IFAS Extension.

Train yourself or your current employees with the University of Florida IFAS Extension’s online program. All Greenhouse Training Online courses are taught in both English and Spanish. Click here to view the program flyer in both languages.

The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on May 30, 2022.

Each course is completely online and includes pre-recorded videos, an interactive discussion board with Ph.D. professors, supporting educational material, and quizzes. The course material is available any time of the day, and two new modules are activated each week during the course for the four weeks of each course, for a total of 8 learning modules. Experienced university instructors are available to help, and graduates receive a personalized certificate of completion. There is a course for every level of knowledge and skill.

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Exclusively for AFE supporters, we are pleased to provide a 20% discount. Just use code: 2022AFE when you register. University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online 2022 program starts May 30th!

Online course schedule for 2022:

Course Dates Registration Closes Level* Cost
Greenhouse 101 May 30 – Jun 24 Jun 6 $249
Nutrient Management 1 (Introduction) Jul 11 – Aug 5 Jul 18 •• $249
Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) Aug 22 – Sep 16 Aug 29 ••• $249
Disease Management Sep 19 – Oct 14 Sep 26 •• $249
Weed Management Oct 17 – Nov 11 Oct 24 •• $249
Hydroponic Vegetable Production Oct 17 – Nov 11 Oct 24 •• $249
Irrigation Water Quality & Treatment Nov 14 – Dec 16 Nov 21 ••• $249


  • 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

Greenhouse 101 teaches the underlying horticultural science of plant growth to growers who lack formal training in horticulture and is a great introduction to the program. If you are interested in exploring the horticulture industry and have no previous education, this is the course for you! Topics included are plant parts, photosynthesis and growth, greenhouse technology, flowering, compactness, branching, irrigation, nutrition, and plant health.

Read the Reviews:

Join the over 3000 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses. The program has a 76% completion rate, and the participants provide positive reviews: “Thanks for the opportunity to continue each of our educations with a realistic and flexible program to successfully complete while working full time”, “Courses are very well crafted by growers for growers.” Supervisors that have enrolled their employees also said: “The courses helped our team understand a lot of the work we do in a much more holistic way.”