Organic Farming Principles (Sligo – December)

Event Date:

December 1, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Sligo (Exact Venue TBC)

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with our 4-day / 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by iconic organic grower and author Klaus Laitenberger, this practical organic course is QQI Level 5 certified, and is accepted to gain access onto the Organic Farming Scheme.

The course will run in Sligo (exact venue TBC) across two weekends, Friday / Saturday December 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th.

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 December 1st (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday December 2nd (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Practical Examination – 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday December 8th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday December 9th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Written 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
  • Sligo (Exact Venue TBC)

Event Schedule Details

  • December 1, 2023 5:00 pm
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