Organic Farming Principles (Kerry – April)

Event Date:

April 26, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Grand Hotel

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 4-day / 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by ACA Organic Advisor Mary Lynch, 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 Grand Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday April 26th & 27th, and Friday / Saturday May 10th & 11th.

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

This National Organic Training Skillnet programme is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Union, and network companies via the ESF+ (European Social Fund) initiative. Please note, you will be asked to fill out a short survey in order to fulfill the funding requirements. You can complete this survey form online via the link that will be emailed to you, or by filling out a hard copy on Day 1 of the course.

Course Cost: €200 when you sign up through NOTS

Course Timetable:

Weekend 1:

  • Friday April 26th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday April 27th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Examination – 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2:

  • Friday May 10th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday May 11th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + 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

Register Now:

Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
NOTS Rate 200.00
Quantity: Total

Event Location:

Total Seats: 25
  • The Grand Hotel
  • Denny Street
  • Tralee
  • Co. Kerry
  • V92 NDT8

Event Schedule Details

  • April 26, 2024 5:00 pm
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