Growing Plants for Profit

Growing Plants for ProfitKey to running a profitable business in the garden and landscape industries, is knowing how to effectively grow healthy plants while at the same time implementing sound business practices. Plant propagation techniques are thoroughly discussed as are the specifics of both greenhouse and nursery production. Business skills are offered to guide you through the complexities of running a profitable business operation. Plant identification techniques ensure that you have a good understanding of the most exciting product choices.

Growing Plants for Profit Certificate

Certificate Courses

The following courses can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program in any order:

Commercial Greenhouse Crop Production

Nursery Production

Plant Propagation

Greenhouse Management

Business Management Principles

Introduction to Plant Identification 

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will be able to:  

  • Define and apply best practices of horticultural science for greenhouse growing and nursery production
  • Identify and choose plant materials that will have a desired impact on the landscape
  • Determine and analyze relevant and pertinent information from a variety of academic and industry resources with the intention of applying this information to greenhouse and nursery plant production
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding horticultural growing practices to ensure plant growing is both productive and financially beneficial
  • Identify and supply desired plant material to landscape clients
  • Analyze and critique greenhouse and nursery facilities that offer best growing conditions and best financial returns on investment