Organic Farming Principles (Athlone – October / November)

Event Date:

October 20, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Athlone Springs Hotel

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 50-hour / 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by Eveline Gill, 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 Athlone Springs Hotel, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday October 20th & 21st & November 3rd & 4th.

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 20th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday October 21st (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.30pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday November 3rd (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday November 4th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Examination – 9.00am —4.30pm)

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
  • Athlone Springs Hotel
  • R362, Monksland
  • Athlone
  • Co. Roscommon

Event Schedule Details

  • October 20, 2023 5:00 pm
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