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Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business (Live Oak)

UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

Live Oak, FL

Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business (Live Oak)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Primary Participant
Notes: Secondary participant does not receive class materials. Lunch and refreshments are included for all attendees on both days. Dinner is only included on first day.
Ended $325.00 $0.00
Secondary Participant
Notes: Secondary participant does not receive class materials. Lunch and refreshments are included for all attendees on both days. Dinner is only included on first day.
Ended $240.00 $0.00
Tour Fee (per participant) Ended $30.00 $0.00

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Event Details

This program will feature hands-on activities inside three greenhouses, a shade house, and an outdoor production area at the facility for two days and will also provide an optional grower tour on March 18 or March 22 for each class. The topics to be covered include: planning the business and developing a marketing strategy, growing transplants, selecting hydroponic systems, soilless media choices, irrigation and fertilizer, managing pests, and the production of several crops from microgreens to herbs to cut flowers to tomatoes.

The short course is being offered in response to the tremendous increase in demand for information on using hydroponics and controlled growing systems to provide high quality locally grown products for local markets. The short course is perfect for those considering the venture or who have recently started a hydroponic business. This course was offered from 2009 to 2013, and was very well received by nearly 70 attendees each year.

The facility is one of the best in the southeast for teaching hydroponic growing in an actual operating greenhouse setting. Attendees will learn firsthand by doing it themselves. The optional tour will be an exclusive visit inside one of the most successful and modern greenhouse hydroponic operations in Florida.

This workshop is perfect for the small farmer wanting to start a business using controlled growing systems to provide high quality locally grown products for local markets, as well as families looking for an interesting hobby that will provide fresh flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

Have questions about Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business (Live Oak)? Contact UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy

When & Where


Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center
8202 Creek 417
Live Oak, FL 32060

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)


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UF/IFAS Small Farms Academy

The goal of the Small Farms Academy is to train small farmers by providing unique, hands-on classes, workshops, and field days on specific topics in order to sustain existing small farms and increase the number of new small farms.

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