Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)

Web Course

Introduction to Horticultural Production for Human Consumption


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This course will provide participants basic knowledge of agricultural production systems related to produce farms.


The cost for this web course is $100.00US or you can choose three (3) courses for $250.00US.


The course is a self-paced, web-based course. During this course, participants will gain basic knowledge applicable to agricultural production of produce in the areas of growing, harvesting, packing and holding operations. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have basic knowledge to describe key aspects of agricultural production systems of produce farms.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is industry and federal, state, tribal, territorial and local food inspectors.  

Course Progression

The entire course should take about 4 hours to complete and may be completed at the participant’s own pace. Participants must complete the entire course before taking the course post-test.

This self-paced course will be delivered using PowerPoint-style presentations designed by content experts, video scenarios for participant review, interactive activities in each module and other resources for participants to review.

A multiple choice post-test will be administered at the end of the course. The post-test will be available to participants who complete the entire course. A minimum score of 70% is required for passing and to permit participants to download the completion certificate.

Technical Requirements

Operating System



Pop-up Blockers

Windows 8, 8.1

IE 9 or above

MS office viewer (Word, PPT, Excel)




Adobe PDF Reader 8 or above



Google Chrome

Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


Mac OS X


Adobe PDF Reader for Mac




Macromedia Flash Player 9 or above


  Google Chrome    


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