The Enhancing Capacity Certification Programs offers experiential learning and provides opportunities for participants to combine theory and practice from the classroom to the community. Earn your certificate of completion in Master Small Ruminant, Food and Farm Food Safety, Small Business Development, or Sustainable Agriculture!
The Food & Farm Food Safety Certification 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. Federal guidelines for the food production facilities are covered for participants to learn the importance of food safety from farm to table.
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.
The Master Small Ruminant Producer Certification Program is a comprehensive course for beginning and advanced goat and sheep producers. This training program is to provide educational training opportunities in small ruminant production, management, and marketing for Low to Moderate Income(LMI) and/or Urgent Need producers to assist in building a viable and sustainable goat and sheep industry in the state of Louisiana.
The Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification Program is an intensive 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.