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Organic Production Principles (In-Person – Leitrim – September / October)

Event Date:

September 20, 2022

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Drumshanbo 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 Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim across two weekends, Friday / Saturday September 30th, October 1st, and October 14th and 15th.

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 30th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday October 1st (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday October 14th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday October 15th (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
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Event Location:

Total Seats: 30
  • Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre
  • Drumshanbo
  • Co. Leitrim

Event Schedule Details

  • September 20, 2022 5:00 pm   -   October 15, 2022 4:00 pm
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