Organic Farming Principles (Mayo – Ballina)

Event Date:

June 23, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Great National Hotel Ballina

Please note: This course is now SOLD OUT. We have multiple other sessions of this course available throughout the year. Click HERE for our full course list.

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 Great National Hotel Ballina, Ballina, Co Mayo, across two weekends, Friday & Saturday June 23rd /24th and Friday & Saturday June 30th / July 1st.

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 June 23rd (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday June 24th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday June 30th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday July 1st (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: 25
  • Great National Hotel Ballina
  • Rathnaconeen
  • Ballina
  • Co Mayo
  • F26 X5P3

Event Schedule Details

  • June 23, 2023 5:00 pm
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