Organic Farming Principles (Roscommon – March)

Event Date:

March 8, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Percy French Hotel

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 4-day / 2-weekend 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 Strokestown, Co Roscommon, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday March 8th, 9th, 22nd & 23rd.

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:

  • Friday March 8th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday March 9th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2:

  • Friday March 22nd (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday March 23rd (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: 25
  • The Percy French Hotel
  • N5 Main Street
  • Strokestown
  • Co Roscommon

Event Schedule Details

  • March 8, 2024 5:00 pm
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