Organic Farming Principles (Roscommon – November)

Event Date:

November 10, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Percy French Hotel

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 50-hour / 2-weekend course in Organic Farming 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 Percy French Hotel, Strokestown, Co Roscommon across two weekends, Friday / Saturday November 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th.

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 November 10th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday November 11th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday November 17th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday November 18th (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

Event Location:

Total Seats: 30
  • The Percy French Hotel
  • Bridge Street
  • Strokestown
  • Co Roscommon
  • F42 A996

Event Schedule Details

  • November 10, 2023 5:00 pm
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