Organic Production Principles (Donegal – February)

Event Date:

February 17, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Base Enterprise Centre

Please note: This course is now SOLD OUT. We have multiple other sessions of this course available throughout the year, including another in Donegal in May. 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 Base Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar, Co Donegal, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday February 17th / 18th, and March 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 February 17th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday February 18th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday March 3rd (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday March 4th (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
Total Seats: 25
  • The Base Enterprise Centre
  • Railway Road
  • Stranorlar
  • Co. Donegal
  • F93 A0E4

Event Schedule Details

  • February 17, 2023 5:00 pm   -   March 4, 2023 4:00 pm
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