Floriculture College of Knowledge Gears Up for Offering

October 10, 2008 - 11:38

The Floriculture College of Knowledge certificate program is preparing for its grand finale. The last planned offering will be held in coordination with the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo on Nov. 11 and 12, 2008, in Lansing, Mich.

The four courses in Track III will be presented, including potted plant production, environmental management of temperature, hanging baskets and containers, and physiological disorders. The instructors for this program will be Matt Blanchard, Dr. Beth Fausey, Dr. Dean Krauskopf, Dr. Erik Runkle and Dr. Ryan Warner.

The program functions as a series of educational modules developed for greenhouse growers seeking to improve their knowledge and skills for career advancement.

Each course is four hours long, for a total of 16 hours of instruction. Participants of each course receive textbooks, bulletins and comprehensive notebooks on each topic, which can be taken back to the workplace for future reference. Interested industry professionals can enroll in any combination of courses, or register for all four and receive a discount.

The Floriculture College of Knowledge offers a great opportunity for growers to arm themselves with up-to-date, research-based information on a variety of important topics.

For more information and to register, visit the Floriculture College of Knowledge website at http://www.hrt.msu.edu/cok. The preregistration deadline is Nov. 3. For more information and to register for the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, visit http://www.migreenhouseexpo.com.

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