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Hydroponic Production: From Farm to Market

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - March 26 @ 8:30 pm

Hydroponics is a growing alternative to produce high quality and profitable specialty crops such as herbs, greens and cut flowers in places that are not suitable for cultivation. Hydroponic technologies also have the advantage of increasing production per square foot in comparison with traditional agriculture.

This program is designed to provide the skills needed to build, set up, manage and select specific crops to grow in hydroponic systems. HydroponicProduction: From Farm to Market includes Hillsborough County selling opportunities. Generally, people interested in this topic include hobbyists, homeowners, teachers, growers, farmers and community leaders.

This program includes 4 sessions from March 5, 2019- March 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm

The investment is $75 total for all 4 sessions, which includes dinner

Registrations after March 15, 2019 will have a $100 investment

Tuesday March 5, 2019

·         Hydroponics 101 for Small/Beginning Farmers and Hobby Enthusiasts

·         Protected Structure Pest Controls

·         Raft System Build Demonstration


Tuesday March 12, 2019

·         Lettuce Cultivars for Hydroponic Systems in Florida

·         Exploring Your Market Options

·         Initial Costs of Building and Maintaining a Hydroponic System


Tuesday March 19, 2019

·         Specialty Crops Options for Hydroponics

·         Post-Harvest Management Practices

                        – Regulations

                        – Packing

                        – Sanitation

·         Nutrient Film Technique Demonstration


Tuesday March 26, 2019

·         Vertical Structure Design and Considerations for Limited Spaces and Small Farms

·         Grow Light Demonstration

.         Vertical Garden Demonstration

.         Program Evaluation


March 5 @ 6:00 pm
March 26 @ 8:30 pm


UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County
5339 County Road 579
Seffner, FL 33584 United States