Organic Farming Principles (Leitrim – September)

Event Date:

September 6, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 4-day / 2-weekend course in Organic Production 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 two consecutive weekends, Friday / Saturday September 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th.

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 September 6th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday September 7th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday September 13th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday September 14th (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

Register Now:

Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
NOTS Rate 200.00
Quantity: Total
Total Seats: 25
  • Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre
  • Hill Road
  • Drumshanbo
  • Co. Leitrim
  • N41 Y2P3

Event Schedule Details

  • September 6, 2024 5:00 pm
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