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Plant Health Professional Certificate

We are teaming up with Michigan State University College of Knowledge to offer a new qualification in plant health management. Under the new collaboration, growers who pass five courses in plant health in these programs can obtain a new certificate of completion that recognizes their training, skills, and dedication, and will help them grow in their careers.

“This program checks off several boxes for modern Extension,” said Saqib Mukhtar, the UF/IFAS associate dean for Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources. “That includes English and Spanish languages; online and available any time of day; collaboration by leading universities for national and international impact; and high-quality training by leading experts”.

Growers must pass five of six courses, which include:

plant health professional certificate

Growers sign up for individual courses through the UF (hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training) and MSU websites (canr.msu.edu/online-college-of-knowledge). Email greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu once five courses are successfully completed, and growers can obtain their certificate of completion at an annual graduation ceremony (the first graduates are expected in July 2023).

For more information, contact greenhousetraining@ifas.ufl.edu. Greenhouse Training Online is supported by a grant from the American Floral Endowment and by the Floriculture Research Alliance (floriculturealliance.org).