Organic Production Principles (Donegal – February)

Event Date:

February 17, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

The Base Enterprise Centre

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
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Event Location:

Total Seats: 25
  • The Base Enterprise Centre
  • Railway Road
  • Stranorlar
  • Co. Donegal

Event Schedule Details

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