Organic Farming Principles (Mayo – September)

Event Date:

September 5, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Glen Keen Estate & Glen Keen Farm

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

The course will run on Glen Keen Farm, near Louisburgh, Co Mayo, across two midweeks in September: Tuesday September 5th, Wednesday September 6th, Tuesday September 26th, and Wednesday September 27th.

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 September 5th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday September 5th (Classroom Session + Organic Farm Visit – 9.00am – 4.00pm)
  • Tuesday September 26th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday September 27th (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
No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 28
  • The Glen Keen Estate & Glen Keen Farm
  • Glenkeen
  • Louisburgh
  • Co. Mayo

Event Schedule Details

  • September 5, 2023 5:00 pm
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