Programs include a variety of agricultural professional training. Our classes are designed to train experienced and unexperienced farmers in a variety of fields including permaculture, small plot farming and smart farming.
Sustainable Small Plot Farming and EntrepreneurshipTraining Program
Registration Opens July 26th!
In this 12-week course, participants will learn how to start and operate a small-farm business. Instruction will include online classes paired with hands-on demonstrations and learning opportunities.
Course work covers growing methods, crop management, marketing, business financing, sustainability, and more. Live instruction will take place at local urban/small farms and at the Wakulla Environmental Institute for hands-on training. Virtual coursework (entrepreneurship training) will be conducted via ZOOM.
Courses will run from September 9, 2023 through December 9, 2023. (excluding veterans day and thanksgiving weekend).
Course fee: $500.00 Scholarships Available
Course Code: CWE0002-4
Class Meetings: Every Saturday 9am - 1pm, every other Wednesday 6pm-7:30pm (zoom).
Students can expect training in precision agriculture using unmanned vehicle systems and other technologies.
Industry Certification Courses
Coursework in Agricultural Education Services & Technology (AEST) industry certified workforce training. Including:
Natural Resources Specialist: The study of the management, improvement, and conservation practices of ecosystems, agroecosystems, soil, water, air, wildlife, wetlands and forests.
Agritechnology Specialist: The study of environmental resource conservation and management, plant growth and reproduction, animal systems and livestock management, along with mechanics and business, with an emphasis on applications to agriculture, food and natural resource systems.
Agriculture Associate: The study of fundamental principles of agriscience safety, scientific and technical procedures, environmental science, food safety, plant and animal sciences applied to agriculture, and food and natural resource systems.