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Organic Farming Principles (Donegal – February)

Event Date:

February 9, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Base Enterprise Centre

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with our 4-day / 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by Andrew Chilton, 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 Stranorlar, Co Donegal, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday February 9th, 10th, 23rd & 24th.

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 23rd (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday February 24th (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
  • The Base Enterprise Centre
  • Stranorlar
  • Co Donegal

Event Schedule Details

  • February 9, 2024 5:00 pm
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