Organic Farming Principles (Sligo – April)

Event Date:

April 19, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

An Chroi, South Sligo Enterprise Centre

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 4-day / 2-weekend course in Organic Farmer Principles. Taught by organic grower, 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 An Chroi, South Sligo Enterprise Centre across two weekends in April – Friday 19th / Saturday 20th, and Friday 26th / Saturday 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:

  • Weekend 1:
    • Friday April 19th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
    • Saturday April 20th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

    Weekend 2:

    • Friday April 26th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
    • Saturday April 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

Event Location:

Total Seats: 25
  • An Chroi, South Sligo Enterprise Centre
  • 2 Gallagher Road
  • Tobercurry
  • Co. Sligo
  • F91 X772

Event Schedule Details

  • April 19, 2024 5:00 pm
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