Organic Production Principles – Tipperary

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 25-hour / 2 weekend course in Organic Production Principles. The practical organic course is QQI Level 5 certified, and is accepted to gain access onto the organic farming scheme.

On completion of this organic farming course, participants will be proficient in:

  • Interpretation of organic standards
  • The principles of organic production
  • Assessing economic viability and market opportunities

Course Content

  • Review the origin and history of organic production
  • State the principles of organic production
  • Interpret the Organic Standards
  • How to complete an organic conversion plan
  • Assess the economic viability and market opportunities for organic production.
  • Preparing a business plan for farmers considering conversion
  • Background to organic production
  • Principles of organic production
  • Organic Standards
  • Economics of organic production
  • Organic Scheme requirements

Course Timetable  (Total 25 hours)

Weekend 1:

  • Friday 8th of March 2019. Classroom Session 3 – 10pm
  • Saturday 9th of March 2019. Classroom Session + Afternoon Farm Walk 10am – 5pm

Weekend 2:

  • Friday 29th of March 2019. Classroom Session 3 – 10pm
  • Saturday 30th of March 2019. Classroom Session and farm walk 10am – 5pm
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