Organic Farming Principles (Knock – December)

Event Date:

December 2, 2023

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Knock House Hotel

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with our 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by iconic organic grower and author 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 the Knock House Hotel, Knock, Co Mayo, across two weekends – Saturday December 2nd, Saturday December 9th & Sunday December 10th.

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:

  • Saturday December 2nd (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit – 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Saturday December 9th (Classroom Session 9.00am —4.00pm)
  • Sunday December 10th (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
  • Knock House Hotel
  • Ballyhaunis Road
  • Knock
  • Co Mayo
  • F12 R6Y5

Event Schedule Details

  • December 2, 2023 9:00 am
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