EARTH - La Flor

International Extension Program

EARTH University (Escuela Agrícola de la Region Tropical Humida) maintains a cooperative agreement with the University of Florida.  In 2005, IFAS International Programs began working with District Extension Director Pete Vergot to develop an Extension Agent exchange program.

In April 2007, five UF Extension staff visited the new EARTH campus at La Flor to set up a horticulture training program for residents of the Guanacaste region.  In January 2008, a 7-week training program was initiated by UF Extension Agents.
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  Plan for 2008 Course


2012 Evaluation visit of 2008 EARTH LaFlor impacts:  click here for Project Summary


2012 UF/EARTH Sustainability Study Tour

  • "Free Fuel for Remote Locations: Construction of a Biodigester,"  a poster displayed at 2012 Small Farms Conference, July 2012.  Click here to down load this poster - it is a large, 12.9 MB pdf file! 
  • Sustainability Professional Study Tour of Costa Rica, PowerPoint presentation at Extension Professional Associations of Florida, 9/2012.)  7 MB pdf file, 13 pages.  Click here to download.


LaFlor Graduates

Master of Gardens Alumni at Finca LaFlor

"Casa Blanca" -  The President's House at EARTH LaFLor


Gardeners of Costa Rica alumni - at Reserva Conchal

UF Contact

Dr. Pete Vergot III, NW DED,UF/IFAS        
155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 850-875-7137    cell: 850-228-4000
fax: 850-875-7189 

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Costa Rica Contact

EARTH University -
La Flor Campus

Cristina Solis Vargas
Teléfono 506-5713-0000 ext. 7020 o 506-2713-0487
fax: (506)2713-0494