Organic Production Principles (Leitrim – October)

Event Date:

October 12, 2022

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 25-hour / 4-day 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 midweeks this coming October, Wednesday / Thursday October 12th, 13th, 26th and 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:

Week 1:

  • Wednesday October 12th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Thursday October 13th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Wednesday October 26th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Thursday October 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
Total Seats: 30
  • Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre
  • Hill Road
  • Drumshanbo
  • Co. Leitrim
  • N41 Y1F6

Event Schedule Details

  • October 12, 2022 5:00 pm   -   October 27, 2022 4:00 pm
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