Organic Production Principles (Donegal – October / November)

Event Date:

September 12, 2022

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Base Enterprise Centre

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 25-hour / 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 Base Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar, Co Donegal F93 A0E4 across two weekends, Friday / Saturday October  28th & 29th, and November 11th / 12th.

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 October 28th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday October 29th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday November 11th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday November 12th (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: 30
  • The Base Enterprise Centre
  • Railway Road
  • Stranorlar
  • Co. Donegal
  • F93 A0E4

Event Schedule Details

  • September 12, 2022 5:00 pm   -   November 12, 2022 4:00 pm
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