The S.E.E.D. Institute is a three year program offering instruction and training in the Bible, agriculture and veterinary care. Qualified students are nominated by leaders throughout the southern peninsula of Haiti and beyond.
As of October 2012, over 300 trainees have enrolled in the program since its inception. Most of these individuals have come from rural areas. Classes are complemented with special seminars offered by visiting veterinarians, plant scientists and Bible teachers.
The S.E.E.D. animal division mainly serves as a lab for the students. Is is important that the care of the animals is learned from the very beginning so the students will be able to advise the farmers and teach them better techniques.
The S.E.E.D. farm is an integral part of the Institute’s training program. It provides hands on experience for each student in production of vegetables, field crops and fruit trees. Experience is also gained in conducting varietal trials for crop species. Each student is graded on his/her performance in these areas based on crops produced in the assigned plot.
The S.E.E.D. Veterinary program began in 1995 and is designed to train the students in the basics of veterinary medicine. Veterinary clinics are held regularly for local farmers in the Les Cayes area to provide service for livestock and to train students in basic veterinary care.
Student entry requirements are available here.