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, Dr. Pete Vergot (pvergot@ufl.edu), to develop an Extension Agent exchange and training program with EARTH University.

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. http://international_extension.ifas.ufl.edu/LaFlor/about.shtm

In January and February of 2018, seven Extension Faculty will deliver a 4-week intensive horticulture training program for people in the Guanacaste region. EARTH University Faculty Dr. B.K. Singh <bksingh@earth.ac.cr> and Mr. Luis Navarro, Superintendent: lnavarro@reservaconchal.com at Reserva Conchal  http://www.reservaconchal.com/. More information can be found at: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/crhort/