Supports a technical training program within IFAS Extension to focus on innovation, propagation and production of foliage, floriculture and ornamental plant industries throughout FL and the region. Program will be guided by advisory committee of faculty and industry leaders to help IFAS Extension establish specific educational goals. Based on goals, MFREC faculty and admin will consult with industries to determine most appropriate and effective teaching strategies/program emphasis. Training offered on site with lab/greenhouse components at MFREC, Apopka, FL and be base primarily in Orange Co. with academic core /admin leadership housed at MFREC Apopka, FL. Programs could also be offered thru long distance education technology at county extension offices or on site at industry participant facilities/properties.