Organic Farming Principles (Cavan – October)

Event Date:

October 11, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Hotel Kilmore

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 4-day / 50-hour course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by Andrew Chilton, the practical organic course is QQI Level 5 certified, and is accepted to gain access onto the Organic Farming Scheme.

The course will run in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan across four Wednesdays, October 11th, 18th, 25th & November 1st. The first three days will be evening sessions, with the final day running from 9.00am to 4.30pm including a farm walk, and examination.

Please note, places are limited, so sign up ASAP to confirm your place.

Course Cost: €200 when you sign up through NOTS

Course Timetable:

  • Wednesday October 11th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday October 18th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday October 25th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday November 1st (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Examination – 9.00am — 4.30pm)

Course Content / Modules:

  • 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
No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 30
  • Hotel Kilmore
  • Dublin Road
  • Cavan Town
  • Co Cavan
  • H12 F6Y7

Event Schedule Details

  • October 11, 2023 5:00 pm
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