Organic Farming Principles (Newport – November)

Event Date:

November 15, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Newport, Co Mayo

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with our 4-day / 50-hour course in Organic Production Principles. Taught by legendary organic author and advisor Klaus Laitenberger, 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 Newport, Co Mayo across four days in November and December – the first three sessions will be Wednesday evenings, November 15th, 22nd and 29th. The final day will run on Saturday December 2nd from 09.30am to 4.00pm 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:

  • Wednesday November 15th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday November 22nd (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Wednesday November 29th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday December 2nd (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Examination – 10.00am — 3.00pm)

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
Total Seats: 25
  • Newport, Co Mayo

Event Schedule Details

  • November 15, 2023 5:00 pm
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