Organic Farming Principles (Clare – February)

Event Date:

February 9, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Week 1 - LCETB Further Education Centre,

Please note: This course is now SOLD OUT. We have multiple other sessions of this course available throughout the year. Click HERE for our full course list.

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Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with our 4-day / 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by Klaus Laitenberger, this practical organic course is QQI Level 5 certified, and is accepted to gain access onto the Organic Farming Scheme.

The course will run in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare across two weekends, Friday / Saturday February 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th.

On weekend 1, the course will be run in the LCETB Further Education & Training Centre, Ballard Road, Milltown Malbay, V95 E94K. On weekend 2, the course will run in the Miltown Malbay Community Centre (these are close by within walking distance in the centre of the town).

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

Course Cost: €200 when you sign up through NOTS

Course Timetable:

Weekend 1:

  • Friday February 9th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday February 10th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Practical Examination – 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday February 16th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday February 17th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Written Examination – 9.00am —4.00pm)

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: 25
  • Week 1 - LCETB Further Education Centre,
  • Ballard Road
  • Miltown Malbay
  • Co Clare
  • V95 E94K

Event Schedule Details

  • February 9, 2024 5:00 pm
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