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Enhancing Capacity Certification Programs

The Enhancing Capacity Certification Programs offer experiential learning and provides opportunities for participants to combine theory and practice from the classroom to the community. Earn your certification in Food and Farm Food Safety, Master Small Ruminant, Small Business Development, or Sustainable Urban Agriculture!

Food & Farm Food Safety Certification

The Food Safety Certification Program provides basic training to farmers and food production managers on how to prevent, minimize, and reduce the risks of food product contamination during farming, purchasing, receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, reheating, and serving.

Small Business Development Certification

The Small Business Development Certification Program assists economically challenged landowners in creating and strengthening agricultural businesses. This educational program includes courses that develop and improve upon the professional skills of Louisiana small entrepreneurs and farmers.

Master Small Ruminant Certification

The Master Small Ruminant Producer Certification Program is a comprehensive course for beginning and advanced goat and sheep producers. This training program provides educational training opportunities in small ruminant production, management and marketing.

Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification

The Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification Program is an intensive 12-session training and field-study farm tour employing sustainable agriculture practices. In this program, participants will become familiar with techniques and strategies necessary to grow fresh fruits, vegetables and animals in an urban environment sustainably.