Organic Farming Principles (Leitrim – October)

Event Date:

October 10, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

NOTE: This course is now SOLD OUT. We have another session in Cavan in October – see more HERE.

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 Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim across four Tuesdays, October 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st. 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:

  • Tuesday October 10th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Tuesday October 17th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Tuesday October 24th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Tuesday October 31st (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: 24
  • Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre
  • Hill Road
  • Drumshanbo
  • Co. Leitrim
  • N41 Y1F6

Event Schedule Details

  • October 10, 2023 5:00 pm
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