Organic Production Principles (Galway – April)

Event Date:

April 21, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Bia Innovator Campus

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 Bia Innovator Campus, Athenry, Co Galway, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday April 21st & 22nd, and May 5th & 6th.

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 April 21st (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday April 22nd (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday May 5th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday May 6th (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
Total Seats: 28
  • Bia Innovator Campus
  • Business Engagement Zone, Mellows Campus
  • Athenry
  • Co Galway
  • H65 R718

Event Schedule Details

  • April 21, 2023 5:00 pm   -   May 6, 2023 4:00 pm
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