Our Training

We organise training for farmers and growers, and small food producers across Ireland. Trainees include those aspiring to convert to organic production, and experienced organic producers who want to improve their skills or diversify into new areas. Through our programme of courses we aim to increase indigenous production and encourage producers to take advantage of new market opportunities.

Specialised Courses

AN objective of the NOTS programme is to work with groups to devise customised training in specialised areas. Examples might include organic dairy farming, organic poultry, and organic processing, alternative meat production, routes to market, value-adding. The training needs will be determined by groups of producers and processors. Contact us with your specialised needs and ideas.

Customised Training

We can provide customised training delivered in-house on your own premises or in your chosen county. Examples of customised training include IT, Corporate Governance, HACCP, upgrading to Organic Standards, Organic REPS. Let us know and we will be happy to advise, design or co-ordinate training to suit your needs.

Course Fees

All courses are subsidised and therefore offered to you at very reasonable prices. Courses are held in local training centres and on farms, and are delivered by experienced trainers and experts in the field. As courses can only be run with a minimum number of participants we encourage you to book early! or register an interest, we would be delighted to recieve expressison of intrests for new courses that would help organic business development.


We've made some presentations from our conference last year available to view directly on the website - a valuable resource for those who missed the conference, but also great for people who attended by would like to see some of the material again! Click Here to take a look

Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Organic Vegetable Production

1 day introductory programmes on growing organic vegetables. Next courses scheduled: Friday; 9th of June 2017. Location: National Learning Network, Bantry, ... more info

Introduction to Setting Up a Local and Sustainable Cut Flower Business

A 1 day course run by Ciaran Beattie of Leitrim Flowers a successful cut flower with 35 years horticulture and ... more info

Soil Biology with Joel Williams

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Contact Us

National Organic Training Skillnet
The Enterprise Centre,
Hill Road,
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Tel: 071 96 40688
Fax: 071 96 40869
Email: info@nots.ie

National Development Plan Department of Education and Skills Skillnets IOFGA Western Organig Network Organic Trust

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